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Heirs of victory we are

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1 Heirs of victory are we
Thro’ the Christ of Calvary;
Storms may beat and foes assail,
But His kingdom cannot fail.

Christ is coming, shout your praise,
Lo! the dawn of better days;
Christ is coming from on high,
Victory is very nigh,
Christ is coming from on high,
Victory is very nigh.

2 He who came will come again,
Raise your hopes, O sons of men;
We His kingdom’s dawn have seen,
What tho’ clouds may intervene. [Refrain]

3 His appearing draweth nigh,
Cease your doubtings, hush the sigh;
Our inheritance is sure,
Christ hath made His word secure. [Refrain]

4 Lo! He cometh, and shall reign,
We have not believed in vain;
In our hearts who speaks release
Brings from heav’n His reign of peace. [Refrain]

Source: Victorious Life Hymns #81

Author: Henry Ostrom

Pseudonym: George Walker Whitcomb Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Heirs of victory we are
Author: Henry Ostrom
Refrain First Line: Christ is coming, shout your praise



The tune is from the second chorus of Felix Mendelssohn's (PHH 279) Festgesang (Op. 68) for male voices and brass; it was first performed in 1840 at the Gutenberg Festival in Leipzig, a festival celebrating the anniversary of Gutenberg's invention of the printing press. Mendelssohn's tune is similar…

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The Cyber Hymnal #9729
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