Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.@1 Corinthians 15:57

Sam­u­el W. Gan­dy, in the Ply­mouth Breth­ren’s Hymns for the Poor of the Flock, 1838.

Boyl­ston Lo­well Ma­son, The Choir, or Un­ion Col­lect­ion of Church Mu­sic 1832 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

His be the Victor’s name,
Who fought the fight alone;
Triumphant saints no honor claim,
His conquest was their own.

By weakness and defeat,
He won a glorious crown,
Trod all our foes beneath His feet,
By being trodden down.

He Satan’s power laid low;
Made sin, He sin o’erthrew,
Bowed to the grave, destroyed it so,
And death, by dying, slew.

Bless, bless the Conqueror slain,
Slain in His victory;
Who lived, who died, who lives again—
For thee, His Church, for thee!