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“Conquering Son” is not a name used often for Jesus, but it is a fitting military title for the One whose resurrection Christians celebrate each Sunday, and not just on Easter day. Stanza 3 asks that this conquering hero will also help us fight. Fight our greatest enemy—death. Death is here compared to the Jordan River, which the ancient Israelites in their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, had to cross before they could finally settle in the Promised Land.

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“Conquering Son” is not a name used often for Jesus, but it is a fitting military title for the One whose resurrection Christians celebrate each Sunday, and not just on Easter day. Stanza 3 asks that this conquering hero will also help us fight. Fight our greatest enemy—death. Death is here compared to the Jordan River, which the ancient Israelites in their 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, had to cross before they could finally settle in the Promised Land.

The Apostle Paul promises that victory over this final enemy is assured for those who belong to Christ:


The last enemy to be destroyed is death—death has been swallowed up! Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! (1 Corinthians 15)

That is good, and great, news for those of us who have buried believing loved ones, especially those, who like this writer, have buried them while they were still young. It is also grand news as we face our own death—our personal walk through Jordan.

But, the same power that will enable us to conquer death in the future is available to help us conquer another enemy: Sin.


We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have One (Jesus) who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. (Hebrews 4:15)

Are you today fighting a particular sin, or a temptation to sin? Then do the following:

  • Discover what the Word says about that particular sin. Write the text on a”sticky note” and post it on the Fridge, a mirror or the dash in your car.
  • Enlist the help of a trusted Christian brother or sister. Talk about your temptation. Pray about it and—are you ready for this?—even laugh together. C.S. Lewis said, “One thing the devil cannot stand is to be laughed at!”

  • Most importantly, talk to the High Priest, the Lord Jesus Christ, about it: “Have we trials and temptations? Take it to the Lord in prayer.”


Thine is the victory, risen conquering Son.
Endless is the victory,
Thou o’er death hast won.

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Hymn Story:

Edmond L. Budry wrote “A Toi la Gloire,”http://www.songsandhymns.org/”Thine Be the Glory,” in 1884, reportedly after the death of his first wife, Marie de Vayenborg. It was first published in Chants Evangeliques in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1885. It was translated into English in 1925 by Richard B. Hoyle, and appeared in Cantate Domino Hymnal, 1925, the hymnal of the World Student Christian Federation.

It is possible that an Advent hymn by Friedrich-Heinrich Ranke (1798-1876), using the same tune by Handel, and…

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Edmond L. Budry wrote “A Toi la Gloire,”http://www.songsandhymns.org/”Thine Be the Glory,” in 1884, reportedly after the death of his first wife, Marie de Vayenborg. It was first published in Chants Evangeliques in Lausanne, Switzerland, 1885. It was translated into English in 1925 by Richard B. Hoyle, and appeared in Cantate Domino Hymnal, 1925, the hymnal of the World Student Christian Federation.

It is possible that an Advent hymn by Friedrich-Heinrich Ranke (1798-1876), using the same tune by Handel, and published in Evangelisches Gesangbuch fur Elsass-Lothringern, could have been the basis for “Thine Be the Glory.”

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