‘Victory in Jesus’

Here’s a hymn that you can say “Amen!” to; and there’s a story that goes with it, too.

Eugene Bartlett, born in 1885, was a successful businessman who founded the Hartford Music Company and Music Institute. His purpose was to publish hymns and hymnals and train singers and musicians to glorify God. He wrote many of the hymns in his hymnal himself–over 800 in all, which is getting into Fanny Crosby numbers.

Victory in Jesus–here sung by a congregation at the New Testament Baptist Church in Northfield, Ohio–was published in 1939. It was the last hymn Barlett wrote before his death in 1941. He only lived 56 years, but he certainly accomplished much.

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