S.M. 1 JESUS, the conqueror, reigns, In glorious strength arrayed, His kingdom over all maintains, And bids the earth be glad. Ye sons of men, rejoice In Jesu's mighty love, Lift up your heart, lift up your voice To him who rules above.
2 Extol his kingly power, Kiss the exalted Son, Who died, and lives, to die no more, High on his Father's throne; Our Advocate with God, He undertakes our cause, And spreads through all the earth abroad The victory of his cross.
3 That bloody banner see, And in your Captain's sight, Fight the good fight of faith with me, My fellow-soldiers, fight! In mighty phalanx joined, To battle all proceed; Armed with the unconquerable mind Which was in Christ your Head.
4 Urge on your rapid course, Ye blood-besprinkled bands; The heavenly kingdom suffers force, 'Tis seized by violent hands; See there the starry crown That glitters through the skies! Satan, the world, and sin, tread down, And take the glorious prize.
5 Through much distress and pain, Through many a conflict here, Through blood, ye must the entrance gain; Yet, O disdain to fear! Courage! your Captain cries, Who all your toil foreknew Toil ye shall have; yet all despise, I have o'ercome for you.
6 The world cannot withstand Its ancient conqueror, The world must sink beneath the hand Which arms us for the war; This is the victory! Before our faith they fall; Jesus hath died for you and me; Believe, and conquer all!