Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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James A. Butterfield
(1837–1891)

Words: Hen­ry S. Per­kins, The Ri­ver of Life (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ol­iv­er Dit­son, 1873).

Music: James A. But­ter­field (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Henry S. Perkins
(1833–1914)

Lyrics

Thanks be to God for the victory over sin;
Thanks for His Word and the teaching therein;
Thanks for His Son whom He sent to proclaim
Tidings of good, and the earth to reclaim.

Refrain

Sing loud hosanna! Sing loud hosanna!
The victory’s gained o’er sin;
Loud swell the anthem by angels and by men;
Glory to God for the victory over sin.

Thanks for the gift of His loved, His only Son;
Thanks for the work which on earth He begun;
Thanks for the peace which it brings to the soul,
Working for Jesus, His love to unfold.

Refrain

Thanks for redemption, and purchase by His blood;
Thanks for the love He has taught in His Word;
Thanks for His Spirit, forever to reign,
Peace on the earth, and good will unto men.

Refrain