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The Banner of the Cross

There's a royal banner given for display

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [There's a royal banner given for display]
Published in 132 hymnals

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Full Text

1 There's a royal banner given for display
To the soldiers of the King;
As an ensign fair we lift it up today,
While as ransomed ones we sing.
Chorus:
Marching on, marching on,
For Christ count ev'rything but loss!
And to crown Him King,
toil and sing 'Neath the banner of the cross!
2 Though the foe may rage and gather as the flood,
Let the standard be displayed;
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dismayed!
[Chorus]
3 Over land and sea, wherever man may dwell,
Make the glorious tidings known;
Of the crimson banner now the story tell,
While the Lord shall claim His own!
[Chorus]
4 When the glory dawns 'tis drawing very near-
It is hastening day by day;
Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
And the cross the world shall sway!
[Chorus]

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #306

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a royal banner given for display
Title: The Banner of the Cross
Author: D. W. Whittle
Meter: 11.7.11.7
Refrain First Line: Marching on
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #369
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)

Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #306TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #489TextPage Scan
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #461Page Scan
Rejoice Hymns #676
Small Church Music #1716Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #405
The Cyber Hymnal #369TextScoreAudio
Include 125 pre-1979 instances



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