Scripture Verse

With God we will gain the victory, and He will trample down our enemies. Psalm 60:12


Words: Ma­ble L. As­ter­le, in Glad News No. 2, ed­it­ed by George W. Ba­con (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1918), num­ber 82.

Music: Min­nis R. Hayes (🔊 pdf nwc).


’Tis the hour of vic­to­ry,
Great sal­va­tion’s light we see,
Long we’ve striv­en t’ward this end,
E’er pray­ing for grace;
Let us ho­nor give to Him
Who di­rects thro’ path­ways dim,
Bidding all to for­ward go,
No foot­steps re­trace.


Victory, vic­to­ry,
Oh! thy longed for hour has come,
When glo­ry we share.
Victory, vic­to­ry,
Foes have fall­en in defeat,
The laur­el we wear!

’Tis the hour of vic­to­ry,
From the thrall of sin we’re free,
Foes have fall­en in de­feat,
We’re con­quer­ors true;
Christ His life for sin­ners gave,
And He tri­umphed o’er the grave,
In His great and ho­ly name
We ser­vice would do.


’Tis the hour of vic­to­ry,
When grim death gives li­ber­ty
To the faith­ful souls re­deemed
By Jesus, our king;
There will be re­un­ion sweet,
In His pre­sence so com­plete,
As we all as­sem­ble there
Our tal­ents to bring.