1 Church of Christ by grace redeemed,
Cloth’d from heav’n all gloriously,
To the field where conflict wages
Raise the banner of the King,
Stain’d with Jesus precious blood,
And advance upon the foe
As an overwhelming flood.
On soldiers of the King, to victory, victory!
On, and the Cross of Christ you glorious ensign be!
Onward, forward, valiantly!
Onward, forward loyally!
Let the cross of Jesus be
Pledge and sign of victory.
2 Men of Jesus, up awake!
Turn your faces to the sun!
Freshened faith and courage take,
And march unfalt’ring on!
Raise your banner to the sky,
Wave it to the passing breeze;
It must be up-borne until
He ruleth o’er the land and seas. [Refrain]
3 Glorious ensign, hold thou sway,
Over ev’ry land and sea!
Cross of Jesus, conquer on
Till earth redeemed shall be!
All the kingdoms of this world
Must be own for Christ our King;
Men of Jesus, forward, march!
And songs of glorious vict’ry sing. [Refrain]
Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873.
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Display Title: The cross the pledge of victoryFirst Line: Church of Christ by grace redeemedTune Title: [Church of Christ by grace redeemed]Author: E. A. H.Date: 1902Subject: Consecration | ; Warfare |
Display Title: The cross the pledge of victoryFirst Line: Church of Christ by grace redeemedTune Title: [Church of Christ by grace redeemed]Author: E. A. H.Date: 1907Subject: Consecration | ; Warfare |