1 ‘Neath the banner of His love we are marching up above,
From the Sunday School, an army brave and strong;
While the summer bloom and light lie around us fair and bright,
We will sing His praise to whom we all belong.
Wave the banner of His blessed love on high,
Shout rejoicing let His praises fill the sky,
Marching forward in a glad exultant throng,
In the name of Jesus we will conquer wrong.
2 Though our triumphs may be few, we will join the service true,
Send out loud hosannas ringing far and wide,
Happy soldiers of the cross, counting everything but loss,
If the King of kings is walking by our side. [Refrain]
3 ‘Neath the banner of His love pressing on to heights above,
We will use our strength to battle for the right;
In a note of joy and cheer shouting out our watch word dear,
While our hearts and hands for Jesus we unite. [Refrain]
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 >