Song: Banner of the Cross, The in Gospel Hymns No. 5

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Copyright 1887, by James McGranahan

Published in Gospel Hymns No. 5 (Copyright 1890, by The Biglow & Main Co. and The John Church Co.)

Lyricist(s):
Whittle, Daniel Webster as Nathan, El.

Page 120
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 116
Verses: 4 verses

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Banner of the Cross, The, #116

Lyrics

Verse 1
There’s a royal banner given for display
To the soldiers of the King;
As an ensign fair we lift it up to-day,
While as ransomed ones we sing.

Chorus
Marching on! Marching on! on! on!
For Christ count ev’rything, ev’rything but loss;
And to crown Him King, we’ll toil and sing,
Beneath the banner of the cross.

Verse 2
Tho’ the foe may rage and gather as the flood,
Let the standard be displayed;
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dismayed!

Verse 3
Over land and sea, wherever man may dwell,
Make the glorious tidings known;
Of the crimson banner now the story tell,
While the Lord shall claim His own!

Verse 4
When the glory dawns– ’tis drawing very near–
It is hast’ning day by day–
Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
And the Cross the world shall sway.