Glorious Victory

We are pilgrims bound for Canaan

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [We are pilgrims bound for Canaan]
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Audio files: MIDI

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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

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

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

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