For God, for Home, and Every Land

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1 Today all o'er the world one sees,
A banner floating on the breeze;
Upon it this incription grand,
"For God, and home, and ev'ry land."

Chorus:
O raise the banner up on high,
O'er ev'ry country may it fly;
Till all men ev'ry where may stand,
"For God, and home, and ev'ry land."

2 While license rules where Christians dwell,
While rum shops send our boys to hell;
While Virtue trembles we will band,
"For God, and home, and ev'ry land." [Chorus]

3 Not with artillery do we come,
Nor screaming fife, nor beating drum;
He fights for us who has command,
"For God, and home, and ev'ry land." [Chorus]

4 Not in our feeble strength we fight,
The Lord of Hosts will arm the right;
But in His blessed name we stand,
"For God, and home, and ev'ry land." [Chorus]

5 Faith tells us we will win the day,
Hope hovers o'er us while we pray;
Love points us with her golden wand,
To "God, and home, and ev'ry land." [Chorus]


Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #184

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Today all over the world one sees
Title: For God, for Home, and Every Land
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: O raise the banner up on high
Copyright: Public Domain

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