Forward

Forward! forward! Banners bright surround us

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Forward, forward, Banners bright surround us]
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Representative Text

1 Forward! forward!
Banners bright surround us,
Forward! forward!
Music fills the air;
Forward! forward!
Happy faces round us
On this day so fair.

Refrain:
Sing aloud with joy,
Raise a song of gladness all along the way;
Forward! forward!
On this day so fair.

2 Forward! forward!
Lift each voice in praising,
Forward! forward!
In a carol gay;
Forward! forward!
Loud the chorus rising
On this happy day. [Refrain]

3 Forward! forward!
Friends and scholars meeting,
Forward! forward!
Every girl and boy,
Forward! forward!
Join the tuneful meeting
On this day of joy. [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #75

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: Forward! forward! Banners bright surround us
Title: Forward
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sing aloud with joy
Copyright: Public Domain

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United Praise #75

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