Text: Mark Ryman
Music: Ira D. Sankey
Tune: Faith Is the Victory
LBW/WOV Hymn: #n/a
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #orig
Scripture: Matthew 2:13-23
1 When Jesus had been born a King, King Herod sent the call
To kill the very child who’d bring Salvation to us all.
An angel of the Lord came down To warn the family
To take this child who wore God’s crown And to far Egypt flee.
Refrain: God overcame the world! God overcomes the world!
We overcome through the God who overcame the world!
2 He took the mother and her child And fled into the night.
They fled by God’s good mercy mild King Herod’s wicked blight.
The prophets’ words would now come true: From Egypt he’d appear.
And once more, Friends, before we’re through: A Nazarene we’ll cheer. (refrain)
3 His start in life was fraught with strife— King Herod sought the boy.
The evil king would take his life And all young hopes destroy.
All of the children under two He ordered killed that day
He would not rest until he threw The world into dismay. (refrain)
4 Our worlds are also often thrown Into a state of fear.
We do not rest until we’ve flown Into some Goshen near.
But we don’t overcome by flight To any other land;
There is no other place so bright As God’s mighty right hand. (refrain)
Original words sung to the tune of "Faith is the Victory"
Based on the Gospel Reading for Christmas 1A