Scripture Verse

Thanks be to God, who giveth us the victory. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Introduction

Words: Un­known au­thor, 13th Cen­tu­ry or lat­er (Ce­dant jus­ti sig­na luc­tus). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: Vic­to­ry (Row­ton) Sam­u­el J. Row­ton (1844–1930) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Far be sorrow, tears and sighing!
Waves are calming, storms are dying,
Moses hath o’erpassed the sea,
Israel’s captive hosts are free;
Life by death slew death and saved us,
In His blood the Lamb hath saved us,
Clothing us with victory.

Jesus Christ from death has risen,
Lo! His Godhead bursts the prison,
While His Manhood passes free,
Vanquishing our misery.
Rise we free from condemnation;
Through our God’s humiliation,
Ours is now the victory.

Vain the foe’s despair and madness!
See the dayspring of our gladness!
Slaves no more of Satan we;
Children, by the Son set free;
Rise, for life with death has striven,
All the snares of hell are riven,
Rise and claim the victory.