Faith Is the Victory

Date recorded: September 23, 2011

Words by: John H. Yates

Music by: Ira D. Sankey

Encamped along the hills of light,
Ye Christian soldiers, rise,
And press the battle ere the night
Shall veil the glowing skies.
Against the foe in vales below
Let all our strength be hurled;
Faith is the victory, we know,
That overcomes the world.


His banner over us is love,
Our sword the Word of God;
We tread the road the saints above
With shouts of triumph trod.
By faith they, like a whirlwind’s breath,
Swept on o’er ev’ry field;
The faith by which they conquered death
Is still our shining shield.


On ev’ry hand the foe we find
Drawn up in dread array;
Let tents of ease be left behind,
And onward to the fray.
Salvation’s helmet on each head,
With truth all girt about,
The earth shall tremble ‘neath our tread,
And echo with our shout.


To him that overcomes the foe
White raiment shall be giv’n;
Before the angels he shall know
His name confessed in Heav’n;
Then onward from the hills of light,
Our hearts with love aflame;
We’ll vanquish all the hosts of night,
In Jesus’ conqu’ring name.


Faith is the victory!
Faith is the victory!
O glorious victory
That overcomes the world.

Legacy Comments

Sheila Simpson says:

November 24, 2014

Sorry you were ill, Bill. I did Not think these singing voices were “flat.” The singing voices were beautiful, as always. And, I love the words. I hope you understand that humans have a soul, instruments do NOT.

Bill ill says:

March 26, 2014

It was a little flat and music would really help but I appreciate hearing some of the old hymns of the 1800. It would be great to sing some of the newer hymns with music — I espercially like sing sing sing.

Camille Roberts says:

April 27, 2011

I wish I’d found this website sooner. Hearing wonderful acapella music is water to my thirsty soul. Thank you,God!