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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.

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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The Voice of Praise #114

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