The white banner

Fling the snowy banner high

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Fling the snowy banner high]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Fling the snowy banner high,
Let it wave unfurled;
Let it shine, victorious,
Over all the world.
Sign of peace and purity,
Standard of our King;
Rally round the banner white,
And gladly, gladly sing.

Temp’rance, Temp’rance,
This shall be our battle cry:
Temp’rance, Temp’rance,
Let our willing lips reply;
Heart to heart, and hand to hand,
Join a true and loyal band,
One and all we haste to unite
Beneath our banner white.

2 Fling the snowy banner high,
Let it proudly wave;
Where its blessed shadow falls,
There is pow’r to save.
Darkness, sin and sorrow fade
Where that banner flies;
Light and joy and gladness shine,
Where’er its folds arise. [Refrain]

3 Fling the snowy banner high,
Raise it with a pray’r;
May it soon enfold all hearts
In our country fair;
May the evil that we fight
Steadily decline,
Till o’er ev’ry land on earth
We see our banner shine. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #158

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: Fling the snowy banner high
Title: The white banner
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Temperance, temperance, this shall
Copyright: Public Domain


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His Worthy Praise #158

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