Jubilee College of Music

Always Singing...Dr. Smoak

notes about music & worship

for JCM students, graduates, faculty

Victor's Crown

I am constantly humming and singing the words to the new worship song Victor's Crown, particularly the chorus:

            Hallelujah,
            You have overcome,
            You have overcome,
            Hallelujah,
            Jesus, You have overcome the world.

These lyrics immediately remind me of Jesus’ words found in John chapter 16 verse 33:

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.

Jesus reminds us that true peace is to be found in Him, and Him alone.  Jesus reminds us to have courage in the face of the problems and worries that we face as we live in the world, because He has overcome the world.  Where do we get the kind of courage?  We get this kind of courage by placing our faith in Jesus.  It is easy to write about this kind of courage and faith, but it does take work and practice to make it happen.  Courage and faith will grow as you read your Bible and pray.  Courage and faith will grow as you worship and hang out with other Believers.  Courage and faith will grow as you learn to serve others as Jesus served.  We have courage and our faith will grow because Jesus has overcome the world.  He wears the crown of victory!

 Here’s another thought on this subject from 1 John chapter 5 verse 4:

            For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith.

Because of our faith we enjoy the victory celebration with Jesus as He wears the victor’s crown.  Sing these words to this new worship song with great joy in your hearts.  Hallelujah, Jesus, You have overcome the world!