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Follow Yonder Banner

Come, ye soldiers, young and sturdy

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Come, ye soldiers, young and sturdy]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Come, ye soldiers, young and sturdy,
Staunch and true, with courage bold,
Follow where ye see that banner,
In the light of Heav’n unfold.

Follow yonder snow-white banner,
“Temp’rance, temp’rance,” is our cry,
Let that word, in glad defiance
Echo o’er the earth and sky.
Follow yonder snow-white banner,
Let the song triumphant ring,
Conquer this, the blackest evil,
In the name of Christ, our King.

2 Come, ye soldiers, heads uplifted,
Swords unsheathed and armor bright,
Fight and win, with shouts of glory,
God will give us strength and might. [Refrain]

3 Come, ye soldiers, join together,
Call your comrades to the fray,
Where that evil lurks and threatens,
Strike it down, and win the day. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #149

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Come, ye soldiers, young and sturdy
Title: Follow Yonder Banner
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Follow yonder snow white banner



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