Scripture Verse

We will rejoice in Thy salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. Psalm 20:5


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Songs of Tri­umph, ed­it­ed by John S. Ins­kip (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Na­tion­al Pub­li­ca­tion As­so­cia­tion for Pro­mo­tion of Ho­li­ness, 1882), num­ber 1.

Music: Gu­ja­rat Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick, 1882 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

William J. Kirkpatrick (1838–1921)


O ye watch­man, sound the trum­pet,
Sound it far and near,
Lo! the morn of Gos­pel free­dom
Comes the world to cheer.


Lift the cross, and wave its ban­ner;
Shout the joy­ful strain,
Christ the Lord, the King of Glo­ry,
Over all shall reign.

See Him rid­ing on to con­quer;
See a count­less throng;
Swell their ranks, and while they fol­low,
Hear the migh­ty song.


See their ar­mor, how it glit­ters
In the morn­ing light,
While the pow­ers of sin and dark­ness
Tremble at the sight.


Every foe shall yet be vanq­uished,
Strife and wrong shall cease;
All the world shall own His scep­ter,
Christ the Prince of Peace.