The truth shall win

God's truth is like a hammer

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [God's truth is like a hammer]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 God’s truth is like a hammer,
That rocks asunder breaks,
Before it error’s mountains must crumble and must quake;
It marches on to vict’ry tho’ trampled in the dust,
Yet, truth shall win forevermore, it must, it must, it must!

God’s truth shall win at last, as bread on waters cast;
It will return it will return, it will return some day,
Then forward to the fight,
Dispelling error’s night,
O praise the Lord forevermore,
The Truth shall win at last.

2 They say there’s no Creator;
That earth sung into space,
And by its own attractions, it chanced to take its place;
But God is its creator, His word shall never rust,
And truth shall win forevermore, it must, it must, it must! [Refrain]

3 They say our Lord and Savior
Was human, not Divine,
His life but an example, a guiding star to shine;
But there is full atonement, when in His blood we trust,
The truth shall win forevermore, it must, it must, it must! [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #102

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: God's truth is like a hammer
Title: The truth shall win
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: God's truth shall win at last
Copyright: Public Domain



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