Scripture Verse

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


William W. Gilchrist

Words: Ger­ald Mas­sey, 1863.

Music: Wa­ver­tree Will­iam Shore, 1840. Har­mo­ny by Will­iam W. Gil­christ, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Shore (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Gerald Massey


Surrounded by unnumbered foes,
Against my soul the battle goes;
Yet though I weary, sore distressed,
I know that I shall reach my rest:
I lift my tearful eyes above—
His banner over me is love.

Its sword my spirit will not yield,
Though flesh may faint upon the field;
He waves before my fading sight
The branch of palm, the crown of light:
I lift my brightening eyes above—
His banner over me is love.

My cloud of battle-dust may dim,
His veil of splendor curtain Him;
And in the midnight of my fear
I may not feel Him standing near:
But, as I lift mine eyes above,
His banner over me is love.