The fire-breathing dragons roar
The knights of old ride off to war
To free the people from the deadly foe
Now dragons are the distant past
Still the songs and stories last
‘Cause every generation needs to know

Dragons might have flaming breath
Leave behind a trail of death
Challenging the valiant to contend
One is brave and one is brash
When the sword and dragon clash
Dragons will be beaten in the end

The greatest dragon of them all
Said all of men were in his thrall
Until our hero threw the gauntlet down
They met inside the dragon’s lair
Our hero died, so then and there
The dragon thought he’d won creation’s crown

But then our hero took a breath
He cast aside the chains of death
And freed His people from the dragon’s claws
Still the dragon tries to roar
But finds his power is no more
For those belonging to our hero’s cause

Authors & Composers

Written by Daniel J. Mount

Publishing Information

© 2016 Tomorrow’s Hymns/BMI


In around 2016, my friend Carlee Rector shared a quote on Instagram. It went something like this: “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” (It’s often attributed to G.K. Chesterton, though it’s more a loose paraphrase than an exact quote.)

That needed to be a song! The song started to come together with some inspiration from the dragon in Revelation 12, and the dragon’s first appearance—though in different form—in Genesis 3.

Fun trivia: As a hat tip to the legend of St. George and the Dragon, I used as high as possible a percentage of words of Anglo-Saxon rather than Norman/French origin.

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