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Lift Our Banner High!

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1 Lift our banner high,
Lift our banner high!
Free as air itself, let its colors fly!
‘Tis the blood-bought flag
Of the brave and true;
Bless its stripes and stars, bless its field of blue.

Refrain:
Lift it high,
Lift it high,
For which heroes fought, for which heroes die;
Lift it high,
Lift it high,
‘Tis the noblest flag beneath the bending sky.

2 ‘Tis the flag we guard,
‘Tis the flag we love;
We will lift a prayer to our God above,
That His army may save,
That His word may guide,
And His peace and truth, with our land abide. [Refrain]

3 Lift our banner high!
Let us faithful be
To its waving folds, sing of Liberty;
Let no stain of sin
Mar its beauty bright;
May our nation’s pride be the love of right. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #112

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lift our banner high
Title: Lift Our Banner High!
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Lift it high

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Gospel Herald in Song #112

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Sunshine No. 2 #112

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