The Gospel Banner

Onward, ever onward (Pettingell)

Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell
Tune: [Onward, ever onward]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Onward, ever onward,
Heart and mind engaging,
Bear the gospel banner thro’ this needy world;
‘Tis a field of action,
And the strife is waging,
Bear it onward with its folds unfurled.

Refrain:
Then right onward, ever onward march along,
With a cheerful song, with a courage strong;
Christ, the great Commander, goeth on before,
Follow in His footsteps, now and evermore.

2 Be a valiant soldier,
All the armor weary,
Lift the banner upward in the fiercest fray;
For the foe is lurking,
Sly, deceitful, daring,
March against his kingdom day by day. [Refrain]

3 ‘Tis a hallowed emblem,
Emblem of true glory,
On its folds are graven God’s undying love;
It shall gain new forces,
Conquer’d by its story,
Bear it onward, lift it up above. [Refrain]

Source: Exalted Praise: a twentieth century collection of sacred hymns for the church, Sunday school, and devotional meetings #52

Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell

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Text Information

First Line: Onward, ever onward (Pettingell)
Title: The Gospel Banner
Author: Miss F. E. Pettingell
Refrain First Line: Then right onward
Publication Date: 1901
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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