Scripture Verse

Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Psalm 60:4


Daniel W. Whittle (1840–1901)

Words: Da­ni­el W. Whit­tle, 1884. Ap­peared in The Gos­pel Choir, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & James Mc­Gra­na­han (New York: Big­low & Main, 1885), num­ber 47.

Music: James Mc­Gra­na­han (🔊 pdf nwc).

James McGranahan (1840–1907)



There’s a roy­al ban­ner giv­en for dis­play
To the sol­diers of the King;
As an en­sign fair we lift it up today,
While as ran­somed ones we sing.


Marching on, march­ing on,
For Christ count ev­ery­thing but loss!
And to crown Him king, we’ll toil and sing,
’Neath the ban­ner of the cross!

Though the foe may rage and ga­ther as the flood,
Let the stand­ard be disp­layed;
And be­neath its folds, as sol­diers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dis­mayed!


Over land and sea, wher­ev­er man may dwell,
Make the glo­ri­ous tid­ings known;
Of the crim­son ban­ner now the sto­ry tell,
While the Lord shall claim His own!


When the glo­ry dawns—’tis draw­ing ve­ry near,
It is has­ten­ing day by day—
Then be­fore our king the foe shall dis­ap­pear,
And the cross the world shall sway!