Victory! Victory!

March to the battlefield

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [March to the battlefield]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. March to the battlefield, march on with sword and shield;
March on; the foe shall yield to Christ our King.
Onward, ye faithful band, onward at His command;
Onward, nor halting stand, but loudly sing.

Refrain
This is the victory, this is the victory,
This is the victory, we sing by the way;
This is the victory, this is the victory,
This is the victory, and faith gains the day.

2. Stand firm against thy foes; stand, though a host oppose;
Stand! well our Leader knows our conflicts all.
Fear not, He says to thee, Fear not, but valiant be,
Fear not, but trust in Me; the foe must fall. [Refrain]

3. Fight, though thy foes increase; fight, till the dawn of peace;
Fight, till the war shall cease, then shout and sing.
Shout, then triumphantly, shout, shout the victory;
Shout, Glory be to Thee, O Lord, our King! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6647

Author: P. P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: March to the battlefield
Title: Victory! Victory!
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This is the victory
Copyright: Public Domain

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