Saturday, March 1, 2014

Victory In Jesus

I remember singing this in church when I was 10-14. There was a group of us girls who sang "specials" and this was one of our favorite songs.

My great-grandmother also loved this song and it is one of the songs I remember her singing while sitting in the recliner with the dog on her lap looking out the window.

It was written by the famous gospel singing teacher Eugene M. Bartlett. According to The Complete Book of Hymns by William J. Petersen and Ardythe Petersen it was the last song he wrote and he wrote it after having a stroke that left him pretty much disabled and home-bound.

I heard an old, old story,
How a Savior came from glory,
How He gave His life on Calvary
To save a wretch like me;
I heard about His groaning,
Of His precious blood's atoning,
Then I repented of my sins
And won the victory.

O victory in Jesus,
My Savior, forever.
He sought me and bo't me
With His redeeming blood;
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him,
He plunged me to victory,
Beneath the cleansing flood.

I heard about His healing,
Of His cleansing pow'r revealing.
How He made the lame to walk again
And caused the blind to see;
And then I cried, "Dear Jesus,
Come and heal my broken spirit,"
And somehow Jesus came and bro't
To me the victory.

I heard about a mansion
He has built for me in glory.
And I heard about the streets of gold
Beyond the crystal sea;
About the angels singing,
And the old redemption story,
And some sweet day I'll sing up there
The song of victory. 

Written by Eugene M. Bartlett (1885-1941)
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 This song has been recorded a lot too and if you do a search on you will find several pages of albums that have this song.

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