We must show our colors

The battle is on; with our colors flying

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [The battle is on; with our colors flying]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 The battle is on; with our colors flying,
With our colors flying,
We must rally, all;
We’ll follow our King with a faith undying,
On! On! On!
Bravely now our colors showing
For our Saviour King;
Hearts with love and courage glowing,
Joyfully we sing:
The battle is on, we must win,
We must rally for the King of kings.

Refrain:
Now in His army He needs you,
O come today, do not delay;
We strive against the pow’r of sin,
For the battle is the Lord’s;
We will march together, all;
We will rally at His call;
Forward march, forward march,
The battle is the Lord’s.

2 The battle is on; for the King of glory,
For the King of glory,
We must rally, all;
We’ll tell as we march the everlasting story,
On! On! On!
Bravely now our colors showing
For our Saviour King;
Hearts with love and courage glowing,
Joyfully we sing:
The battle is on, we must win,
We must rally for the King of kings. [Refrain]

3 The battle is on; for the Lord who bought us,
For the Lord who bought us,
We must rally, all;
He found us afar, to His ranks He brought us;
On! On! On!
Bravely now our colors showing
For our Saviour King;
Hearts with love and courage glowing,
Joyfully we sing:
The battle is on, we must win,
We must rally for the King of kings. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #52

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: The battle is on; with our colors flying
Title: We must show our colors
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Refrain First Line: Bravely now our colors showing

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New Songs of Pentecost No. 3 #52

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