1 Welcome, Thou Victor in the strife,
Welcome from out the cave!
Today we triumph in Thy life
Around Thy empty grave.
2 Our enemy is put to shame,
His short-lived triumph o’er;
Our God is with us, we exclaim,
We fear our foe no more.
3 The dwellings of the just resound
With songs of victory;
For in their midst Thou, Lord, art found,
And bringest peace with Thee.
4 O let Thy conquering banner wave
O’er hearts Thou makest free;
And point the path that from the grave
Leads heavenward up to Thee.
Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #127
|First Line:||Welcome Thou victor in the strife|
|German Title:||Willkommen, Held im Streite|
|Author:||Benjamin Schmolck (1712)|
|Translator:||Catherine Winkworth (1855)|