The whole wide world shall sing

Each country has its banner

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Each country has its banner]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Each country has its banner,
Each nation has its song,
And loving hearts and loyal
Ring out a chorus strong;
But there’s a nobler anthem
The whole wide world may sing—
All glory to our Saviour,
Hosanna to our King!

Hosanna to our King,
Loud let the echo ring!
All hail the pow’r of Jesus’ name,
The whole wide world shall sing!

2 Oh, men have died in battle
To save our stripes and stars,
And men have died for freedom
Beyond the ocean bars;
The blessed gospel banner
O’er land and sea we fling,
That carols of salvation
The whole wide world shall sing. [Refrain]

3 The songs of earth are many,
But heaven has but one;
Its swelling hallelujahs
We’ve joyfully begun;
We’ll sing the gospel story
Till glory-bells shall ring,
Unto the Lamb forever
The whole wide world shall sing. [Refrain]

Source: Progressive Sunday School Songs #3

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Each country has its banner
Title: The whole wide world shall sing
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Hosanna to our King
Copyright: Public Domain


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Progressive Sunday School Songs #3

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