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It is "Victory"

Do you hear, O fainting soldier

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Do you hear, O fainting soldier)
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Do you hear, O fainting soldier,
that sweet word which rends the skies?
It is "Victory!" It is "Victory!"
From the hearts of faithful comrades
in the field it doth arise,--
It is "Victory! Victory!

We are marching 'gainst the foe,
Striking harder ev'ry blow;
Soon the tempter and his army
from the field will have to go!
Rise, O fainting soldier, rise!
Hear the shout that rends the skies;
It is "Victory! Victory!"

2 Do you see, O fainting soldier,
how the gospel banner waves?
It is "Victory!" It is "Victory!"
It is floating over thousands
who were once but feeble slaves!
It is "Victory! Victory!" [Chorus]

3 Lift your eyes, O fainting soldier,
see His army marching on!
It is "Victory!" It is "Victory!"
Sin is swiftly disappearing,
darkness fading into dawn;
It is "Victory! Victory!" [Chorus]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Do you hear, O fainting soldier
Title: It is "Victory"
Author: James Rowe
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We are marching 'gainst the foe



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Coronation Hymns #39

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Song Praises #156

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The Victory #126

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