Victory! Victory!

March to the battlefield

Author: P. P. Bliss
Tune: [March to the battlefield]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. March to the battlefield, march on with sword and shield;
March on; the foe shall yield to Christ our King.
Onward, ye faithful band, onward at His command;
Onward, nor halting stand, but loudly sing.

This is the victory, this is the victory,
This is the victory, we sing by the way;
This is the victory, this is the victory,
This is the victory, and faith gains the day.

2. Stand firm against thy foes; stand, though a host oppose;
Stand! well our Leader knows our conflicts all.
Fear not, He says to thee, Fear not, but valiant be,
Fear not, but trust in Me; the foe must fall. [Refrain]

3. Fight, though thy foes increase; fight, till the dawn of peace;
Fight, till the war shall cease, then shout and sing.
Shout, then triumphantly, shout, shout the victory;
Shout, Glory be to Thee, O Lord, our King! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6647

Author: P. P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: March to the battlefield
Title: Victory! Victory!
Author: P. P. Bliss
Language: English
Refrain First Line: This is the victory
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6647
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
The Cyber Hymnal #6647TextScoreAudio
Include 7 pre-1979 instances