We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.@Ephesians 6:12
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Herbert H. Booth (1862-1926)

William J. Pearson. These words were sung at Salvation Army Training Home anniversary meetings in November 1887.

Herbert H. Booth, in The Musical Salvationist, August 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

God is keeping His soldiers fighting,
Evermore we shall conquerors be;
All the hosts of Hell are uniting,
But we’re sure to have victory.
Though to beat us they’ve been trying,
Our colors still are flying,
And our flag shall wave forever,
For we never will give in.

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No, we never, never, never will give in,
No we won’t! No we won’t!
No, we never, never, never will give in,
For we mean to have the victory forever.

We will follow our conquering Savior,
From before Him Hell’s legions shall fly;
Our battalions never shall waver,
They’re determined to conquer or die.
From holiness and Heaven
We never will be driven;
We will stand our ground forever,
For we never will give in.

Refrain

With salvation for every nation,
To the ends of the earth we will go,
With a free and full salvation,
All the power of the cross we’ll show.
We’ll tear Hell’s throne to pieces,
And win the world for Jesus,
We’ll be conquerors forever,
For we never will give in.

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