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Victory in My Soul

Since I've started out to travel in the straight and narrow way

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Since I've started out to travel in the straight and narrow way]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Since I’ve started out to travel in the straight and narrow way,
Since the Savior by His life-blood made me whole,
Since He taught me how to follow, how to daily watch and pray,
I’ve had vict’ry in my soul.

I have vict’ry, vict’ry, vict’ry in my soul,
Glory, hallelujah! vict’ry in my soul;
Vict’ry over ev’ry sin,
Foes without and foes within,
Glory, hallelujah! I’ve vict’ry in my soul.

2 Oft I meet with fierce temptations, Satan’s darts are at me hurled,
But my Savior of my life has full control,
And I hear Him gently whisper, “I have overcome the world,”
And I’ve vict’ry in my soul. [Chorus]

3 Storm clouds often hover o’er me, but His love shines sweetly thro’,
And I shout His praises tho’ the billows roll,
For the rainbow of God’s promise spans the arch of heaven’s blue,
And I’ve vict’ry in my soul. [Chorus]

4 Glory, glory, what a Savior! I will trust Him all the way,
He will guide me till I safely reach the goal;
More than conqueror will bring me to that land of endless day,
Giving vict’ry in my soul. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #142

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Since I've started out to travel in the straight and narrow way
Title: Victory in My Soul
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: I have victory, victory
Copyright: Public Domain



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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #142

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #142

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Voices of Praise #142

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