Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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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:

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

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

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