Scripture Verse

His banner over me was love. Song of Solomon 2:4


Words: La­vin­ia E. Brauff, 1904.

Music: Ad­am Gei­bel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Brauff (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Adam Geibel (1855–1933)


Alewife Brook

There is mu­sic in the stream­let
Flowing ’neath the azure sky;
Every bird pro­claims a ca­rol
To the God who rules on high;
Every flow­er im­parts a mes­sage
To the bless­èd Lord of all
Who to­day is kind­ly watch­ing
Over na­tions great and small.


As we march be­neath His ban­ner,
Pointing to the realms above,
Let us ask Him to go with us,
And to fill our hearts with love.

There is beauty in the sunshine
That provides the world with light;
Every leaf re­news its bright­ness,
When re­freshed with dew of night;
Every cloud re­news its grand­eur,
E’en when stor­my bil­lows roll;
But the beau­ty Je­sus loveth
Is the beau­ty of the soul.


Praises and eter­nal glo­ry
To our heav’n­ly king belong;
Of His good­ness and His mer­cy
Let us tell in joy­ful song;
We may drop a word of kind­ness
That may quell the com­ing foe;
Let us la­bor for the Mas­ter
While we tar­ry here be­low.