Scripture Verse

Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain. Isaiah 13:2

Introduction

Words: Will­iam F. Cos­ner, in The Ep­worth Hym­nal No. 2 (New York and Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Hunt & Ea­ton and Cran­ston & Stowe, 1891), num­ber 160.

Music: Tre­mé J. A. So­phia, 1891 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
William F. Cosner
1845–1880

Lyrics

Lift up the Gospel banner
Upon the mountain high;
Proclaim the Savior’s glory,
Which fills the earth and sky;
Go spread the joyful tidings
Thro’ all the world around,
And tell to dying sinners,
The way of life is found.

Refrain

Lift up the Gospel banner,
Upon the mountain high,
Proclaim the Savior’s glory,
On earth and thro’ the sky.

Lift up the Gospel banner,
Let every sinner see
The path of woe and danger,
That from it they may flee;
That all may seek their refuge
In Christ, the sinner’s friend,
Who only can uphold us,
And keep us to the end.

Refrain

Lift up the Gospel banner,
Upon the mountain high,
Till o’er the earth its glory
Is seen by every eye;
For Christ shall reign triumphant,
And all His foes shall fall;
But unto those who love Him
Will He be all in all.

Refrain