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Faith Is the Victory
Words by John H. Yates
Music by Ira D. Sankey

1 John 5:4
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world:
and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

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          Encamped along the hills of light,
          Ye Christian soldiers, rise.
          And press the battle ere the night
          Shall veil the glowing skies.
          Against the foe in vales below
          Let all our strength be hurled.
          Faith is the victory, we know,
          That overcomes the world.

            Chorus
            Faith is the victory!  Faith is the victory!
            O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

          His banner over us is love,
          Our sword the Word of God.
          We tread the road the saints above
          With shouts of triumph trod.
          By faith, they like a whirlwind's breath,
          Swept on o'er every field.
          The faith by which they conquered death
          Is still our shining shield.

            Chorus
            Faith is the victory!  Faith is the victory!
            O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

          On every hand the foe we find
          Drawn up in dread array.
          Let tents of ease be left behind,
          And onward to the fray.
          Salvation's helmet on each head,
          With truth all girt about,
          The earth shall tremble 'neath our tread,
          And echo with our shout.

            Chorus
            Faith is the victory!  Faith is the victory!
            O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.

          To him that overcomes the foe,
          White raiment shall be giv'n.
          Before the angels he shall know
          His name confessed in heav’n.
          Then onward from the hills of light,
          Our hearts with love aflame,
          We'll vanquish all the hosts of night,
          In Jesus' conqu'ring Name.

            Chorus
            Faith is the victory!  Faith is the victory!
            O glorious victory, that overcomes the world.


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