The temperance banner

Representative Text

1 Unfurl the Temp’rance Banner,
And fling it to the breeze;
And let the glad hosanna
Sweet over land and sea.
To God be all the glory
For what we now behold,
Oh, let the cheering story
In ev’ry ear be told.

2 Come, join the noble army,
Enlist now for the fight;
Maintain our nation’s honor,
Firm stand ye for the right.
Promote the cause of Temperance,
To aid poor fallen man;
Put on the glorious armor,
Be foremast in the van.

3 Then rally round the standard,
And let the work go on
Until the last dim vestige
Of intemperance is gone.
Be earnest in the battle,
Your weapons boldly wield;
You’ll surely gain the victory,
And make the monster yield.

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #119

Author: F. L. Armstrong

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First Line: Unfurl the temperance banner and fling it to the breeze
Title: The temperance banner
Author: F. L. Armstrong


[Unfurl the Temperance Banner]


George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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Instances (1 - 26 of 26)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other services #213Page Scan
Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d340
Bible Temperance Hymns #d58
Bible Temperance Hymns #5Page Scan
Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #119TextAudioPage Scan
Bugle Notes for the Temperance Army: a collection of songs, quartettes, and glees, adapted to the use of all temperance gatherings, glee clubs, etc. ... #126aPage Scan
Celestial Sonnets: a collection of new and original songs and hymns of peace and progress, designed for public gatherings, home circles, religious, spiritual, temperance, social and camp meetings, etc #57bPage Scan
Garnered Sheaves #179Page Scan
Gospel Voices No. 3 #d148
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #1192Page Scan
Lasting Hymns No. 2 #d253
New Starry Crown for the Sabbath School #d71
Notes of Triumph, for the Sunday School #d200
Notes of Triumph: for the Sunday School #179Page Scan
Recitations Song and Story #d85
Silver Star Song Echo, containing Temperance, Nursery, Kindergarten and Minstrel Songs #d53
Songs of the Morning, a choice collection of songs and hymns for the Sunday school and other social services #179Page Scan
The Crowning Triumph #d124
The Junior League Songster #d34
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #538Page Scan
The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #107Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #31Page Scan
The Sanctuary Hymnal, published by Order of the General Conference of the United Brethren in Christ #528Page Scan
Tried and True #179Page Scan
Triumphant Songs No.4 #213Page Scan
Trumpet Notes for the Temperance Battlefield #d144
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