Hold up the gospel banner

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1. Hold up the gospel banner;
Let all the people see
The glorious bible motto:
Salvation full and free.

Hold up the banner,
Hold up the banner,
The blessed gospel banner our own commander gave,
our own commander gave;
Proclaim, proclaim the great salvation,
Thro' him who came to save,
Proclaim the great salvation,
Thro' him who came to save.

2. Oh, wonderful Redeemer!
Thy mighty power we prove
To save poor, guilty sinners:
Oh, vast, stupendous love!

3. Hold up the bible banner,--
The precious, holy Word
Show forth the mighty Saviour,--
Our glorious, risen Lord.

4. Hold up the gospel banner,
The wondrous truth proclaim:
An uttermost salvation
Is found in Jesus' name.

Source: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #5

Author: Mary D. James

Mary Dagworthy Yard James USA 1810-1883. Born at Trenton, NJ, she began teaching Sunday school at age 13 in the Methodist Episcopal Church. She married Henry B James, and they had four children: Joseph, Mary, Ann, and Charles.. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement of the early 1800s, assisting Phoebe Palmer (also a hymnist) and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, NJ, and elsewhere. She wrote articles that appeared in the “Guide to holiness”, “The New York Christian advocate”, “The contributor”, “The Christian witness:, “The Christian woman”, “The Christian standard”, and the “Ocean Grove record”. She wrote a biography of Edmund J Yard entitled, “The soul winner” (1883). She… Go to person page >

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First Line: Hold up the gospel banner
Author: Mary D. James
Copyright: Public Domain


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