Banner of the cross

We are soldiers in the army, We have heard the Captain's call

Author: Robert Lowry
Tune: [We are soldiers in the army] (Lowry)
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are soldiers in the army,
We have heard the Captain’s call;
He has given us a banner,
Which no evil can befall,—
While the host is marching on.

Let us come around the banner,
The banner of the cross, that will never suffer loss;
There is victory and glory
With the banner of the cross.

2 There’s a stir among the people
When the banner is display’d;
All the friends of truth are joyful,
All its enemies dismayed,—
While the host is marching on. [Refrain]

3 So we rally round the banner,
And our ranks will still increase,
For to ev’ry soul it carries
Life and love and joy and peace, —
While the host is marching on. [Refrain]

Source: Crowning Day No. 4 #158

Author: Robert Lowry

Robert Lowry was born in Philadelphia, March 12, 1826. His fondness for music was exhibited in his earliest years. As a child he amused himself with the various musical instruments that came into his hands. At the age of seventeen he joined the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, and soon became an active worker in the Sunday-school as teacher and chorister. At the age of twenty-two he gave himself to the work of the ministry, and entered upon a course of study at the University of Lewisburg, Pa. At the age of twenty-eight he was graduated with the highest honors of his class. In the same year of his graduation, he entered upon the work of the ministry. He served as pastor at West Chester, Pa., 1851-1858; in New York City, 1859-1861;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are soldiers in the army, We have heard the Captain's call
Title: Banner of the cross
Author: Robert Lowry
Refrain First Line: We are happy, always happy
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Crowning Day No. 4 #158

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