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"He Came, He Saw, He Conquered" is a song by Petra. It was written by the band's guitarist and vocalist Bob Hartman, and composed by Hartman and John Elefante. The song was released in 1987 as part of the band's ninth studio album, This Means War!.

LyricsEdit

Words by Bob Hartman
Music by Bob Hartman and John Elefante

He came alone into the battle
He knew nobody else could face His foe
He left His throne, He left His glory
He knew nobody else could ever go
He called the bluff, He took the challenge
He came into this world to seek and save
No one could know, no one could fathom
The way to win was only through the grave
They laid Him in His tomb
They thought they'd sealed His doom
But He rose
He rose!

(Chorus)
He came, He saw, He conquered death and hell
He came, He saw, He is alive and well
He was, He is, and only He forgives
He died, He rose, He lives
He came, He saw, He conquered!

The doors were locked, they heard Him knocking
They were afraid they would be taken, too
Familiar voice said, "Come and follow"
Come and see the things the Lord can do
They went to where He lay
The stone was rolled away
He rose
He rose!

He came into this world
He saw humanity
He heard the SOS
He met the enemy
The enemy was conquered
The enemy was conquered!

CreditsEdit

Other versionsEdit

Live versionsEdit

"He Came, He Saw, He Conquered" was the last song in the 2005 live album Petra Farewell. This performance features Greg Bailey on bass and Paul Simmons on drums.

RemakeEdit

In 2000, Petra rearranged and recorded the song in the album Double Take. This version features Pete Orta on guitars, Lonnie Chapin on bass, and Trent Thomason on keyboards.

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