1 Wave the banner of Jesus, the King, today,
Send the message of grace over life’s highway;
Tell the lost of God’s eternal love,
Tell them of the home prepared above.
Wave the royal banner, onward move;
To your Lord and Master faithful prove;
The whole wide world for Jesus must be taken!
He is the Savior, Lord and only King!
Who follow in His train are not forsaken—
The victor’s song at last they sing.
2 Wave the banner of Jesus, nor be it furled
Till His kingdom extends over all the world;
Till the high and low, redeemed by grace,
Shall extol His name in ev’ry place. [Refrain]
3 Wave the banner of Jesus, nor hesitate;
If you linger the message may be too late!
O how quickly time is passing on,
And the harvest days will soon be gone. [Refrain]
Martin, Civilla Durfee (Jordan Falls, Nova Scotia, August 21, 1866--March 9, 1948, Atlanta, Georgia). Daughter of James N. and Irene (Harding) Holden. She married Rev. John F. Geddes, Congregational minister of Coventryvilee, N.Y. at Jordan Falls Methodist Church, Shelbourne Co., Nova Scotia, on May 19, 1891. There is thus far no information about their marriage and its end. After several years of teaching school, she married Walter Stillman Martin, a Baptist minister, and traveled with him in evangelistic work. However, because of frail health, she was compelled to remain home much of the time. In 1916, they became members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). They had one son, A.G. Martin. In her writing, she used only her initia… Go to person page >