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

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her 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. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

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


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