Hymns, #1270

The Church - The Overcomers

Eng/Kor:1270  Chin:-  Span:-  Rus:-  Tag:-  Fra:-  Por:400

Meter: with chorus.

Hymns using same tune:

#1205, #1235


We are the Hebrews! Praise the Lord!

We're from the other side.

Throughout our hist'ry we have passed

Through rivers deep and wide.


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

He has brought

All us river-crossing Hebrews

To the land, to build up

The temple of our God.


Old Noah's age was so corrupt,

In deep depravity;

So Noah passed across the flood —

That separating sea.


Praise the Lord! He has brought

From the old

To a new recovered region

Where he built in this land

An altar for his God.


Then Abraham was called apart,

For God to take a stand;

So through the river he was led

Into a new, good land.


Step by step he was led

From Chaldee

Through the river into Canaan,

That good land, there to be

The servant of his God.


The Israelites in bondage were

To Pharaoh's choking hand.

The God of Hebrews made a way

For them to leave that land.


Through the sea, they all passed;

Egypt fell,

Hallelujah! In the good land

They built up God's own house

To satisfy His heart.


Then wand'ring through the wilderness,

The land they could not find;

Till through the Jordan they did pass

To leave themselves behind.


Praise the Lord! In the land

They built up

God's own temple. Hallelujah!

Praise the Lord! There they dwelt,

His people and their God.


But then religion conquered all,

So John the Baptist came

And buried all beneath that flood.

The Jews were not the same.


Buried all! Buried all!

Buried all!

Underneath the Jordan River

Buried all to become

The Hebrews passing through.


Now in the church life, we have left

The world, religion too;

Now we're the river-crossing ones,

Enjoying Christ so new!


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

We have passed

From the oldness, Hallelujah,

Into Christ — one new man.

And now we're one with Him!


O Lord, You've taken us across

The fiery sea of glass,

With all the worldly things beneath;

Across the sea we've passed.


Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!

Now we stand

As the Hebrews, Hallelujah,

On the sea! Praise the Lord!

We've passed through everything!

Hymn #1270