Be not afraid nor dismayed…for the battle is not yours, but God’s.@2 Chronicles 20:15

Robert F. Gordon, in Christian Endeavor Hymns, by Ira D. Sankey (Boston, Massachusetts: United Society of Christian Endeavor, 1894), number 3.

Vallejo Ira D. Sankey, 1894 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ira D. Sankey (1840-1908)

For Christ our Prince and Savior,
For truth and holiness,
We wage a constant warfare,
And onward boldly press;
We brave the sternest conflict,
By conscious strength inspired,
Our hearts by fear unshaken,
Our souls by courage fired.

The war we wage is bloodless,
We fight not to destroy.
The motto on our banner,
Is Pardon, Peace, and Joy;
We strive to free the captive,
Now held by sin a slave,
To cheer the faint and hopeless,
And make the trembling brave.

But Christ hath all the honor,
’Tis He that makes us strong,
The trophies of each conquest,
To Him alone belong;
And His shall be the triumph,
The glory and renown,
And His the praise exulting,
And His the victor’s crown.