His banner over me was love.@Song of Solomon 2:4
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Robert Lowry (1826-1899)

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

Robert Lowry (🔊 pdf nwc).

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.