The Church Triumphant

Men speak of a church triumphant

Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Tune: [Men speak of "a church triumphant"]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Men speak of “a church triumphant”
As something on earth unknown,
They think us beneath the tyrant
Until we shall reach our home.

Thank God for a church triumphant,
All pure in this world below!
For the kingdom that Jesus founded
Does triumph o’er every foe.

2 Oh, cannot the great Redeemer
Prevail over Satan here?
Or must we remain yet under
Confusion, pressed down in fear? [Refrain]

3 He built on a sure foundation,
And said that the gates of hell
Against her divine munition
Can never indeed prevail. [Refrain]

4 ’Tis not in the church of Jesus
That people yet live in sin;
But in the dark creeds they’re joining,
And vainly are trusting in. [Refrain]

5 God’s church is alone triumphant,
In holiness all complete;
And all the dark pow’rs of Satan
She tramples beneath her feet. [Refrain]

Hymnal of the Church of God, 1953 (Timeless Truths)

Author: D. S. Warner

Warner, Daniel Sidney. (near Marshallville, Wayne County, Ohio, 1842--1895). Church of God. Reared on an Ohio farm. During the Civil War, he substituted for a brother. Later he taught school. He attended Oberlin College briefly in 1865. By 1867 he was licensed to preach by the Western Ohio Eldership of the Church of God (Winebrennerian). His experience in preaching was gained on circuits in Nebraska and Ohio. In 1874 he was in trouble with the Eldership for preaching entire sanctification. Soon he joined the Indiana Eldership. In 1881 he was in trouble with this Eldership over sectism. Warner was an associate editor of the Herals of Gospel Freedom in 1878. this paper was merged with the Pilgrim about 1881, and the new paper was called th… Go to person page >

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First Line: Men speak of a church triumphant
Title: The Church Triumphant
Author: D. S. Warner (1893)
Meter: D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Thank God for a church triumphant



Timeless Truths #878


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