The Word of God shall triumph

O church of Christ, fight on!

Though dark the night of conflict

Soon shall the morning dawn.

The armor of the Spirit

In battle shall prevail.

Ye struggling saints, despair not,

Though gates of hell assail.


The Word of God shall triumph,

Though unbelief abounds,

Though worldly wisdom’s error

O’er all the earth resounds.

Though vain, deceitful pleasures

In carnal hearts hold sway,

And godless, taunting scorners

Deride the narrow way.


The Word of God shall triumph,

Though sorrows, trials, cares

Becloud thy path, O Christian –

Though steadfast, earnest prayers

Appear unheard, unanswered,

Bow to His holy will.

His truth abides forever;

He loves His children still.


The Word of God shall triumph,

Ye saints, do not despond.

With eyes of faith look forward

To Salem’s realm beyond.

Built on the Rock of Ages

Your hope shall rest secure;

In God’s true love abiding,

Trust in His promise sure.


The Word of God shall triumph,

When Judgment trumpets call,

Sun, moon, and stars shall vanish –

The earth in ruins fall;

But through eternal ages

His truth divine shall stand

The theme of songs victorious

In yonder Glory-land.


The Word of God shall triumph.

O blood-bought church, rejoice!

Led by His Holy Spirit,

Lift up in song thy voice.

Soon shall thy vile oppressors

Be overthrown, cast down –

And thine shall be the Kingdom,

The glory, and the crown!

The book of Proverbs was written by King Solomon to his young adult son. Solomon’s purpose in writing Proverbs was “that the generation to come might know them [God’s wonderful works]…that they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments” (Ps. 78:6–7). Throughout the book, Solomon […]

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The Christian is placed in many different circumstances while on this earth. Some are characterized by hardships and trials, and others are full of joy and peace. How should the Christian respond? Throughout the Bible there are numerous times where God’s people sang in response to their various circumstances. Singing in response to God’s ordering […]

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The group of churches that John writes to in this trio of epistles had recently experienced a split because of doctrinal controversy. We do not know the exact content of the error that these false teachers were spreading, but it is apparent from John’s writing that their teaching somehow denied the truth of the incarnation—that […]

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Jael: An Example of Christian Warfare

This article was originally presented as a speech at a Protestant Reformed mini convention held at Quaker Haven Camp in August 2021. Jael lived during the era of the judges. Deborah the prophetess was the judge who served Israel at the time of Jael. During this time, the Canaanites under the rule of king Jabin […]

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Indiana Mini Convention Review 2021

One of this year’s “mini conventions” was hosted by Grace and Grandville Protestant Reformed Churches at Quaker Haven Camp. Located just over two hours away in northern Indiana, the camp was a perfect fit for the 120 kids and 15 chaperones who attended. A total of twelve different churches were represented: Byron Center, Faith, First […]

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Editorial, November 2021: Catechism Season

At the point that this edition of Beacon Lights arrives in the homes of our subscribers, most young people in the Protestant Reformed Churches will have been sitting under the catechism instruction of their pastor or elders for more than a month. If our readers are honest, that observation probably comes with a (quiet) sigh […]

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