Wave the banner of the cross

Wave the banner of the cross

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Wave the banner of the cross]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wave the banner of the cross,
Charge the foe with one accord;
For we fight beneath the Captain
Of the armies of the Lord.

Chorus:
Forward go, charge the foe,
Any hardships undergo,
For the Captain, whom we follow, leads to vict'ry.
March along, with a song,
Praising God that we belong
To the armies of Jehovah, mighty Victor!
Forward go, forward go,
For the Captain of our hosts is the Saviour.

2 Nerve fortify the soul,
From the storehouse of the Word;
Be no coward, nor a weakling,
In the armies of the Lord. [Chorus]

3 Cast aside each weight and sin,
For no soldier can afford
To have any evil habit,
In the armies of the Lord. [Chorus]

4 Angels, watching from above,
Ev'ry worthy deed record;
What is done by faithful soldiers
In the armies of the Lord. [Chorus]

Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for us in Sunday Schools and praise services #114

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wave the banner of the cross
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Forward go, charge the foe

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