The Sunday school army shall circle the world

With bright colors flying, on Jesus relying

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [With bright colors flying, on Jesus relying]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 With bright colors flying, on Jesus relying,
Beneath His dear banner so proudly unfurled,
With courage unfailing, sin’s stronghold assailing,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world.

Refrain:
Hosanna! hosanna! our glad hearts are singing,
The world to King Jesus through love we are bringing;
Hosanna! hosanna! our flag is unfurled,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world.

2 Our life’s best endeavor we pledge now and ever,
The powers of evil must downward be hurled,
Our vows have been spoken, a bright chain unbroken,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world. [Refrain]

3 We’ll bear to each nation the news of salvation,
United we’ll march ‘neath His banner unfurled,
His Kingdom most glorious shall soon be victorious,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world,
The Sunday School Army shall circle the world. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns We Love, for Sunday Schools and All Devotional Meetings #112

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: With bright colors flying, on Jesus relying
Title: The Sunday school army shall circle the world
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
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