Be an Overcomer

Be an overcomer, only cowards yield

Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Tune: [Be an overcomer, only cowards yield]
Published in 9 hymnals

Printable scores: Sibelius

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1 Be an overcomer, only cowards yield
When the foe they meet on the battlefield;
We are blood-bought princes of the royal host,
And must falter not, nor desert our post.

Refrain:
Never yield a step in the hottest fight,
God will send you help from the realms of light;
In Jehovah’s might put the foe to flight,
And the victor’s crown you shall wear at last.

2 Be an overcomer, He who stands with you
Is a mighty One, who is always true;
In the sorest conflict you shall win the day,
Face the legions dark till they flee away. [Refrain]

3 Be an overcomer, you are heaven’s heir,
And a crown of life you may ever wear;
So with courage press the battle to the gates,
Till you gain the prize which in heaven waits. [Refrain]

4 Be an overcomer, forward boldly go,
You are strong enough if you count it so—
Strong enough to conquer through sustaining grace,
And to overcome every foe you face. [Refrain]

Source: Timeless Truths #813

Author: Charles W. Naylor

Naylor, Charles Wesley. (1874--1950). C. W. Naylor was born in southern Ohio and reared in Ohio and West Virginia by grandparents. At the age of nineteen he left the Methodist church for the Church of God. He worked for a while at the Gospel Trumpet Company in Grand Junction, Michigan and on some evangelistic tours. He was ordained in 1899 in Springfield, Ohio. He was first injured in 1908 in Florida while moving timbers from under a meeting tent. He suffered a dislocated kidney and other internal injuries. A year later he was in a bus accident that left him an invalid for the rest of his life. Naylor wrote eight books, many articles and pamphlets, many hymns and gospel songs, besides being a columnist in the Gospel Trumpet. --John W.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Be an overcomer, only cowards yield
Title: Be an Overcomer
Author: Charles W. Naylor (1907)
Meter: 11.10.11.10.10.10.10.10
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Overcome, Overcome;
Copyright: Public Domain

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