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“The Lord Hath Triumphed Gloriously!”

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Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake saying, “I will sing unto the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously” (Exodus 15:1). The members of The Alliance, in Council assembled, can sing this same song in this nineteen hundred and twentieth year since the birth of our Savior, Sanctifier, Healer, and Coming King, and the thirty-first since the Holy Spirit led Dr. Simpson to start an Alliance of Christians for the evangelization of the neglected classes and races of this earth. Moses stood on the farther bank and sang this song of triumph. We stand on the farther bank of what is surely the crisis year of this great Alliance movement and shout with upturned, tearstained faces, “The Lord hath triumphed gloriously.”

As the reports of departments come in, the shouts of victory will go up like incense to Him who has led us through the dark waters which surged around us because of the death of our beloved and God-anointed founder. The evangelical forces everywhere were asking, “What will become of The Alliance?” Some even felt we would go to pieces. But, beloved, we are going through, not to, pieces—for He hath made the waters to stand back while we go forward to the whitened harvest fields.

The Alliance was born and cradled in prayer. Through prayer her body has been built. She has found all her funds and forces in prayer. All her resources are tapped by prayer. At the heart of the Alliance movement is a dynamic hidden from the eyes of men . . . the intercession life of its members all over the world. The sun never sets on an Alliance intercessor. With thousands of blood-washed hands in all the homeland and in 16 fields, through the earth’s remotest bounds, hanging on to the horns of the altar, this movement can never fail. It will prevail. Bless God, in Jesus’ name and for His glory, it shall prevail.

Adapted from “Document No. 24 – Paul Rader: Report of the President of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (1919-1920)”; taken from The Christian and Missionary Alliance: The Twenty-Third Annual Report (1919-1920). New York: The Christian Alliance Pub. Co., 1920, pp. 3-18.

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