Be True to Your Colors

Be true to your colors, O soldiers of God

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Be true to your colors, O soldiers of God]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Be true to your colors, O soldiers of God,
Ne’er parley with sin by the way;
Remember your Captain is trusting your word;
Be faithful to Him ev’ry day.

Be true to your colors, yes, loyal and true,
Temptations you’ll meet by the way;
Then wave high the standard of Jesus, your King,
Be true to your colors each day.

2 Be true to your colors, speak out for your Lord,
A witness for Him you should prove;
Stand fast in the faith, by His strength overcome,
And you shall rejoice in His love. [Refrain]

3 Be true to your colors, ne’er trail in the dust
The standard Christ gave you to bear;
Unfurl it on high, ‘neath its folds march along;
A crown all the faithful shall wear. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #2

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: Be true to your colors, O soldiers of God
Title: Be True to Your Colors
Author: Lizzie DeArmond



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