Christ triumphed first in Bethlehem
There in the manger hay –
The Son of God made man like us
Revealed upon that day.
Christ triumphed, too, in Nazareth
While living day by day –
He faced temptation without sin
And paved salvation’s way.
Christ triumphed all through Galilee
By word and mighty deed –
Each showed He is the promised One,
The Christ of God indeed.
Christ triumphed in Gethsemane,
“Lord, not My will, but Thine” –
Submitting to God’s perfect plan
He gave His life for mine.
Christ triumphed once at Calvary
Upon that cross of shame –
He died to offer life and hope
For calling on His Name.
Christ triumphed at the garden tomb –
The stone rolled from the door
Revealed that He had risen up
To live forevermore.
Christ triumphed from Mt. Olivet –
Ascending to His throne
He sat to save and intercede
And claim me for His own.
Christ triumphed when He set His throne
Within my inmost heart –
A sinner saved by grace and love
For Him I’m set apart.
Christ’s triumph when He comes again
In glory and in might
Will show that He is Lord and God
In every creature’s sight.
Christ triumphs now and evermore
Exalted over all –
From Bethlehem to Heaven’s throne
Hear love and mercy’s call.
Christina Joy Hommes