1 Fling out the banner! let it float
Skyward and seaward, high and wide;
The sun that lights its shining folds,
The Cross on which the Savior died.
2 Fling out the banner! angels bend
In anxious silence o’er the sign,
And vainly seek to comprehend
The wonder of the love divine.
3 Fling out the banner! heathen lands
Shall see from far the glorious sight,
And nations, crowding to be born,
Baptize their spirits in its light.
4 Fling out the banner! let it float
Skyward and seaward, high and wide,
Our glory, only in the Cross;
Our only hope, the Crucified.
5 Fling out the banner! wide and high,
Seaward and skyward, let it shine;
Nor skill, nor might, nor merit ours;
We conquer only in that sign.
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #504||Fling Out the Banner! Let It Float||Fling out the banner! let it float||G. W. Doane, 1799-1859||LM||1996||Trinity 19 ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #1547||Fling Out the Banner||Fling out the banner! let it float||WALTHAM (CALKIN)||George W. Doane||<cite>Songs by the Way</cite>, 1875|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #446||Fling Out the Banner! Let It Float||Fling out the banner! Let it float||WALTHAM||George W. Doane||L.M.||Psalm 60:4||1990|