1 Stand by your colors, let each deed and action show
Who you are serving, as through life you onward go;
Many are faithless, seeking worldly praise and fame;
Live as a Christian! let your life reflect His name.
Stand by your colors, loyal, brave, and true!
Stand by your colors, God is watching you!
“Her am I, Master,” let your answer be,
Stand by your colors, shouting “victory!”
2 Stand by your colors, let the love of Christ constrain;
Through good and evil follow ever in His train;
Up at His calling, moving on with steady tread,
Go forth rejoicing, for your Captain’s just ahead. [Refrain]
3 Stand by your colors, never compromise with sin!
Strong to deliver, Christ will give you pow’r to win;
Looking to Jesus, trust in Him, and Him alone;
Who overcometh will the King of glory own. [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 >