Scripture Verse

Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57


Elisha A. Hoffman (1839–1929)

Words & Mu­sic: Eli­sha A. Hoff­man, Fa­vo­rite Gos­pel Songs (Jer­sey Ci­ty, New Jer­sey: J. N. Da­vis, 1894), num­ber 37 (🔊 pdf nwc).


Christian, gird the ar­mor on,
There’s a vic­to­ry to be won,
For the Lord, for the Lord!
Take the hel­met, sword and shield,
Forth un­to the bat­tle­field
At His word, at His word.


On we’ll march to vic­to­ry,
Jesus will our lead­er be,
Jesus will our lead­er be;
On we’ll march to vic­to­ry,
To a final and a glo­ri­ous vic­to­ry.

Let His ban­ner be un­furled,
Till it waves o’er all the world,
Sea to sea, shore to shore,
Till the na­tions all shall own
He is King and He alone
Evermore, ev­er­more.


When the bat­tle shall be done,
And the vic­to­ry be won,
Conflict past, con­flict past,
In the new Je­ru­sa­lem
We shall wear a dia­dem
At the last, at the last.


That will be an hour of joy,
Praise shall then our tongues em­ploy
More and more, more and more;
We shall stand be­fore the King
And the song of tri­umph sing
Evermore, ev­er­more.