Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Gor­don (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

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.