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Forward to Canaan's fair country we go

Forward to Canaan's fair country we go

Author: Jennie Wilson
Tune: [Forward to Canaan’s fair country we go]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Forward to Canaan’s fair country we go,
Bearing the banner of Jesus;
Forward tho’ often assail’d by the foe,
Bearing the banner of Jesus.
“Faithful forever” our watchword shall be,
Faithful till truth from all fetters is free,
Faithful till Zion’s bright city we see,
Bearing the banner of Jesus.

Refrain:
Bearing the banner of Jesus,
Bearing the banner of Jesus;
Marching we go to the dear promis’d land,
Bearing the banner of Jesus.

2 Soldiers are we in the army of God,
Bearing the banner of Jesus;
Treading ‘mid time’s changing scenes where he trod,
Bearing the banner of Jesus.
Onward tho’ shadows of gloom ‘round us lie,
Onward when conflict and dangers are nigh,
Onward to victory won by and by,
Bearing the banner of Jesus. [Refrain]

3 Ever we’ll follow the footsteps divine,
Bearing the banner of Jesus;
Light from above on our spirits doth shine,
Bearing the banner of Jesus.
Singing of peace when the warfare is o’er,
Singing of home in the glad evermore,
Singing we march to the heavenly shore,
Bearing the banner of Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #101

Author: Jennie Wilson

Wilson, Jennie Bain. (d. 3 September 1913). Obituaries available in the DNAH Archives.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forward to Canaan's fair country we go
Author: Jennie Wilson
Refrain First Line: Bearing the banner of Jesus

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The Service of Praise #101

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