Victory In Jesus

Victory in Jesus


      General Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “There are no victories at discount prices.”


     I do not remember a time the following words were not part of our worship, recently, however, I read an article that connected our “Victory in Jesus” with the tremendous cost of that victory.



Victory in Jesus

“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.


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,’

I then obeyed His blest commands and gained the victory.


I heard about a mansion He has built for me in glory,

And I heard about the street 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.


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.”

--E.M. Bartlett, 1939


     The next time those words appear on our screen, or I turn to them in a book, I will be reminded that the initial victory I celebrate in this life and the ultimate victory still to come came at the price of…


The blood of Jesus (Acts 20:24)

The lives of the martyrs (Revelation 7:14)

The blood, sweat, tears and service of evangelists from Pentecost to today (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Including the late Jamie Duncan, who baptized me into Christ in May, 1979

The denial of self for every Christian who sings these words (Luke 9:23)

The death of everyone who is buried w/Him in baptism (Romans 6:4; Galatians 2:20)


     As I sing, the price they paid will challenge me to pay any price required to do my part in securing the victory in my life and the lives of those I love.


Adapted from an article by Steve

(last name unknown)