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The cause of righteousness

The powers of sin and darkness are still engaged

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [The pow'rs of sin and darkness are still engaged in war]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The pow’rs of sin and darkness are still engaged in war,
Against the pure and holy, they’re fighting as of yore,
But lift the joyful chorus, O shout it evermore,
The cause of righteousness shall triumph ever.

On, on for God and for right,
On, on for Jesus we will fight,
On, on in heaven’s shining light,
The cause of righteousness shall triumph ever.

2 We often think that evil has gained the victory,
And righteousness is vanquished beneath the tyrrany;
But raise a shout of triumph it shall not always be;
The cause of righteousness shall triumph ever. [Refrain]

3 The night will soon be over the dawn is drawing nigh,
When Christ the King of Glory appears in yonder sky;
With vict’ry on our banners we’ll meet Him by and by;
The cause of righteousness shall triumph ever. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #93

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The powers of sin and darkness are still engaged
Title: The cause of righteousness
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: On, on for God



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Calvary's Praises #93

Crowns of Rejoicing #d222

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The King of Glory #93

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