Glorious Victory

We are pilgrims bound for Canaan

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [We are pilgrims bound for Canaan]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are pilgrims bound for Canaan,
Where the milk and honey flow;
Where are corn and wine abounding,
And the rose and lily grow.
Oh, our hearts are filled with gladness
For we leave behind our woe;
And with hearts that thrill with courage
We will onward go.

Refrain:
Then on to victory,
On to victory,
On to victory we’ll onward go,
Then on to victory,
Glorious victory,
On to victory we’ll onward go.

2 God Himself is leading onward
To that bright and happy land;
And a fire awakes within us
At the sound of His command.
With a shout for God and glory
Let us charge the mighty foe;
And as God shall give us power,
Let us onward go. [Refrain]

3 Praise the Lord, the shout of triumph
Now is sounding o’er the land,
For the Lord is giving victory
Unto His chosen band.
Yet we must complete the conquest,
Leaving not a single foe—
Not a foe to mar its glory,
Let us onward go. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #181

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are pilgrims bound for Canaan
Title: Glorious Victory
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Then on to victory
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