Composer: Ira David Sankey

Sankey, Ira David, was born in Edinburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1840, of Methodist parents. About 1856 he removed with his parents to Newcastle, Pennsylvania, where he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Four years afterwards he became the Superintendent of a large Sunday School in which he commenced his career of singing sacred songs and solos. Mr. Moody met with him and heard him sing at the International Convention of the Young Men's Christian Association, at Indianapolis, and through Mr. Moody's persuasion he joined him in his work at Chicago. After some two or three years' work in Chicago, they sailed for England on June 7, 1872, and held their first meeting at York a short time afterwards, only eight persons being present. T… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Ira David Sankey
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 55112 17744 2543
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain


Baptist Hymnal 1991 #413
Text: Faith Is the Victory
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The Cyber Hymnal #1413
Text: Faith Is the Victory
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Small Church Music #6676
Text: He! Tsara ny fonenanao (Thy dwelling is pleasant)
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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #413TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #521TextFlexscorePage Scan
Hymns of Faith #455TextFlexscorePage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #459
Protestant Madagascar Hymnal, 2001 #150b
Rejoice Hymns #377
Sing Joyfully #519TextFlexscorePage Scan
Small Church Music #2225Audio
Small Church Music #6676Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #410
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #727TextFlexscorePage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #1413TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #486TextPage Scan
生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #281
Include 60 pre-1979 instances
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