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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.

Refrain:
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

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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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