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215. Lift the Gospel Banner

1 Lift the Gospel Banner,
Wave it far and wide,
Thro’ the crowded city,
Over ocean’s tide!
Sound the proclamation,
Peace to all mankind;
Jesus and salvation
All the world may find.

Refrain:
March, then, comrades,
In the Saviour’s might;
Onward, upward,
Ever in the light!
Lift the gospel banner,
Wave it far and wide,
Through the crowded city,
Over ocean’s tide!

2 Let us raise the fallen,
Lend th’oppress’d a hand,
Teach the Christly lesson
All may understand;
Go where har’ning vices
Have their strongest hold,
Like a sweet dove gentle,
Like a lion bold. [Refrain]

3 Lift the Gospel standard,
Spread the Gospel light,
Let the blessed radiance
Flame o’er heathen night!
Love is God’s own sunshine,
Such as angels prove;
Conquer men by kindness—
God Himself is love. [Refrain]

4 Let us rise to action,
Work with one design,
Work with Christ and triumph
In the word divine;
Vict’ry’s palm awaits us,
Let us then work on,
Till we hear the welcome
“Faithful ones, well done!” [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Lift the Gospel Banner
Title: Lift the Gospel Banner
Author: B. Gough (1879)
Refrain First Line: March, then, comrades
Publication Date: 1906
Topic: Missions; Salvation
Tune Information
Name: [Lift the Gospel Banner]
Composer: W. H. Cutland (1904)



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