Forward marching, wave your banners

Forward marching, wave your banners

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [Forward marching, wave your banners high]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward marching, wave your banners high,
Glad hosannas sing, praises to the King;
Onward ever, victory is nigh,
To the Christ your trophies bring.

Forward, forward, in his name we go;
True and loyal, march against the foe;
Forward, forward, glad hosannas sing,
Waving high the banner of the heav’nly King.

2 Forward marching in the narrow way,
To the promised land, at the Lord’s command;
Jesus leads us, we shall win the day,
If for truth and right we stand. [Refrain]

3 Forward marching, stepping into line,
Hear the stirring call, rally one and all;
Show your colors, give the counter sign,
While into the ranks you fall. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #32

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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 marching, wave your banners
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Forward, forward, in his name
Copyright: Public Domain



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His Worthy Praise #32

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