Victory in Jesus

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On the radio yesterday the song “Victory in Jesus” came on the Christian station I was listening to. It’s one of my favorite hymns because it really emphasizes that my salvation is all about what Jesus did for me. I can’t do anything to gain it and I am a “wretch” but because “He sought me and bought me . . . He plunged me to victory” and I am saved! Read carefully the lyrics and meditate on what Christ has done.

Victory in Jesus

By Eugene Bartlett

Verse 1: 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.

Chorus: O victory in Jesus, My Savior, forever. He sought me and bought 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.

Verse 2: 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.

Verse 3: 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.

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