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The Lord Is My Banner

The Lord is my banner, To battle I go

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: ["The Lord is my banner," To battle I go]
Published in 10 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “The Lord is my banner,” To battle I go;
His might in each conflict I claim;
He putteth to flight, as I march, every foe,
My pow’r is the strength of His name.

“The Lord is my Banner, my Sun and my Shield,”
My “Rock,” and my “Fortress” is He,
No foe however strong, but to Him must quickly yield,
My Saviour doth battle for me.

2 “The Lord is my banner,” As onward I press
My eyes on the colors I’ll keep;
Though battles be fierce, I am sure He will bless,
My Lord will not slumber nor sleep. [Refrain]

3 “The Lord is my banner,” No struggle so long,
His arm cannot carry me through;
He leadeth me out to the war with a song,
And shows me just what I’m to do. [Refrain]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old: for use in prayer and praise meetings, evangelistic services, sunday schools, young people's societies and all other departments of church work #62

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is my banner, To battle I go
Title: The Lord Is My Banner
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord is my Banner, my Sun and my Shield
Copyright: Public Domain



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