Ours the victory

Over the battlements of heaven

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Ove the battlements of heaven]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O’e the battlements of heaven,
Comes a soul-inspiring cry:
God, himself, the word has given,
“On to victory.”

“On to victory,”
This our cry shall be,
God himself the word has spoken,
“On to victory!”

2 Evil hosts in fear are fleeing,
As the cross of Christ they see,
Onward press in triumph shouting,
“On to victory.” [Refrain]

3 Falt’ring never, never doubting,
Ours the victor’s crown shall be,
We shall stand in glory shouting,
“Ours the victory.” [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #239

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the battlements of heaven
Title: Ours the victory
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: On to victory



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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #239

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