Faith Will Conquer

Do you sigh for victory?

Author: Clara McAlister
Tune: [Do you sigh for victory?]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Do you sigh for victory?
And from bondage to be free?
Satan tries thee sorely,
Casts oppression o’er thee;
Boldly lift the shield of faith and he will flee.

Victory! victory!
Shines upon our banner which in triumph is unfurled;
Trust in God securely,
Let his word assure thee;
Faith is the victory that conquers the world.

2 Comes the tempter like a flood?
If you’re washed in Jesus’ blood,
Lift the standard higher,
Vict’ry draweth nigher,
Overcome the devil by your faith in God. [Refrain]

3 Changeless is God’s word today,
Then believe it when you pray;
Since it has been spoken,
Ere it should be broken,
Earth and heaven, Jesus said, would pass away. [Refrain]

4 Just the pow’r of faith alone
Moveth God upon his throne.
Take its shield forever,
Doubting never, never;
With thy heart believing cry, “It shall be done.” [Refrain]

5 Fiery darts at thee are hurled,
Let thy banner ne’er be furled;
Keep it boldly flying,
Satan’s hosts defying;
Faith in God alone will overcome the world. [Refrain]

Source: Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #217

Author: Clara McAlister

Birth: Oct. 9, 1882, Parke County, Indiana, USA Death: Mar. 20, 1980, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, USA Clara McAlister Brooks was one of our early songwriters and four of her pieces are in the current hymnal. From the earliest days of the movement we have had women prominent in all forms of our ministry—missionaries, evangelists, teachers, pastors, and God has honored their sacrificial labors. For that reason we can stand in amazement when here, in the 1970s, such old-line denominations as the Episcopal church are being racked with controversy over whether the ordination of women is permissible. But before we gather Pharisaic robes about ourselves, perhaps we need to look candidly at the way in which we, too, succumbed to so… Go to person page >

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First Line: Do you sigh for victory?
Title: Faith Will Conquer
Author: Clara McAlister
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Victory! victory!


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Truth in Song: for General Gospel Work #217

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