Strike, O strike for victory

Strike, O strike for victory

Author: Mary A. Kidder
Tune: [Strike, o strike for victory]
Published in 23 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Strike! O strike for vict'ry,
Soldiers of the Lord,
Hoping in his mercy,
Trusting in his word;
Lift the gospel banner
High above the world;
Let its folds of beauty
Ever be unfurled.

Chorus:
Strike! strike for vict'ry,
Heroes bold;
Strike! till the vict'ry
You behold;
Faith is the vict'ry;
Ne'er give o'er;
Rest then in glory
Evermore.

2 What tho' raging lions
Meet us on the way!
Zionward we're marching,
Tow'rd the gates of day;
Ever pressing onward,
Onward to the light,
Till we reach the Jordan,
With our home in sight. [Chorus]

3 Strike! O strike for vict'ry,
Heroes of the cross,
Sacrificing pleasure,
Glorying in loss;
Blind the helmet stronger,
Tighter grasp the sword;
Conquering and to conquer,
Battle for the Lord. [Chorus]

4 Hand to hand united,
Heart to heart as one,
Let us still keep marching
Till our journey's done,
Till we see the angels
Come in glory down,
With the shining garments
And the victor's crown. [Chorus]



Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #511

Author: Mary A. Kidder

Mary Ann Pepper Kidder USA 1820-1905. Born at Boston, MA, she was a poet, writing from an early age. She went blind at age 16, but miraculously recovered her sight the following year. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1844 she married Ellis Usher Kidder, a music publisher, working for the firm founded by his brother, Andrew, and they had three children: Mary Frances, Edward, and Walter. That year they moved to Charlestown, MA, and in 1857 to New York City. When the American Civil War broke out, Ellis enlisted in the 4th Regiment as a private. Mustered in for two years of service, he died of disease in 1862, six days after participating in the Battle of Antietam. Left alone, with three children to care for, her… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Strike, O strike for victory
Author: Mary A. Kidder
Refrain First Line: Strike, strike for victory
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 23 of 23)
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A Book of Song and Service #80

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Book of Praise for the Sunday School #103

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #226

Choice Gospel Songs #d180

Choral Song #d186

Christ in Song #d509

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Christ in Song #511

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Christian Songs #28

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Gems of Song #275

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Hymns of Praise, with Tunes #66

Jewel Selections #d163

Pure Gold for the Sunday School #d120

Standard Songs. Special ed. #d139

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Standard Songs #135

Sunday School Hymns of the Second Baptist Church ... Germantown #d82

The Alleluia #d210

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The Alleluia #131

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The Chautauqua Collection #10

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The Epworth Hymnal #233

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The Jewel #2

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The New Alleluia #131

The Song Book of the Salvation Army #d744

The Tidal Wave #d40

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