On for the Truth and Right

Throw to the breeze the banner

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [Throw to the breeze the banner]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Throw to the breeze the banner
March for the Lord of hosts;
Under its blest protection,
On, to your given posts!
Forward, ye valiant soldiers
Hearts that are true and brave,
Never to shrink nor falter
While there still is a soul to save.

Refrain:
Raise to the breeze the ensign,
Forward, in armor bright,
Never give up the warfare
Till you conquer for truth and right!

2 Under the folds of crimson,
Firmly resolve to win,
Forward, to take the strongholds—
Gather the captives in!
Thousands are now in bondage
Held by their fearful chains,
Forward, to free them, soldiers,
In the name of the King who reigns! [Refrain]

3 Jesus, your song and watch-word,
Haste to the battle field,
Sword of the Spirit taking
Ever to boldly wield;
Clad in the gospel armor,
Strong, in your Saviour’s might,
You shall be more than victors
In the glorious cause of right. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #9

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Throw to the breeze the banner
Title: On for the Truth and Right
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: Raise to the breeze the ensign
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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