Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

portrait
Robert Lowry
1826–1899

Words: W. H. Mc­Na­mee, in Bright­est and Best, by Ro­bert Low­ry & W. How­ard Doane (New York: Big­low & Main, 1875), num­ber 66.

Music: Ro­bert Low­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Mc­Na­mee’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

We’re marching in the army
With shield and banner bright;
Joyfully sing as we’re going
To Canaan’s happy city
Of glory and of light,
Where love from the fountain is flowing;
To Jesus our Savior
Glad voices we’ll raise,
A song of salvation,
Sweet anthems of praise,
To Him who hath saved us,
The Ancient of Days,
Jesus our blessèd Redeemer.

A feast of love is Jesus,
A banquet of delight;
Joyfully sing as we’re going;
The city of His dwelling
Is bathed in glory bright,
Where love from the fountain is flowing;
Before Him we’ll worship,
Upon Him we’ll gaze,
And stand in the beautiful
Courts of His praise,
With Him who hath saved us,
The Ancient of Days,
Jesus our blessèd Redeemer.

O jasper walls of Zion,
Thou city ever fair!
Joyfully sing as we’re going;
Beyond the Jordan’s rolling
Thy beauty we shall share,
Where love from the fountain is flowing;
At home with our Savior,
In joy and in praise,
With voices angelic,
Hosannas we’ll raise
To Him who hath saved us,
The Ancient of Days,
Jesus our blessèd Redeemer.