Faith is the Victory

by Wendy James

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Accompanying her blog post is a rough take of Wendy singing Faith is the Victory. She writes: “This is a fresh take on a hymn text that was written a very long time ago. I was inspired to play with the melody and chordal structure to make it feel more modern to our ears- the original lyric is so perfect for today.” Her hope is that this music will raise your spirits and that you might be able to feel like there is something positive that you can do to help the world today.

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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.

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 before
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.

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.

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

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released March 24, 2020
©2020 Arrangement Wendy James / Kingdomrock Music. Lyrics by John Henry Yates, circa 1850.

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