The Banner of the Cross

Verse 1:
There’s a royal banner given for display
To the soldiers of the King;
As an ensign fair we lift it up today,
While as ransomed ones we sing.

Refrain:
(Marching on!) Marching on! on! on!
(Marching on!) Marching on! on! on!
(For Christ count ev’ry) For Christ count ev’rything,
(but loss) ev’rything but loss;
(And to crown Him King,) And to crown Him King,
(toil and sing) we’ll toil and sing,
(‘Neath the banner of the cross.) Beneath the banner of the cross.

Verse 2:
Tho’ the foe may rage and gather as the flood,
Let the standard be displayed;
And beneath its folds, as soldiers of the Lord,
For the truth be not dismayed!

Verse 3:
Over land and sea, wherever man may dwell,
Make the glorious tidings known;
Of the crimson banner now the story tell,
While the Lord shall claim His own!

Verse 4:
When the glory dawns–’tis dawning very near–
It is hast’ning day by day–
Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
And the Cross the world shall sway.

Tune: El Nathan/James McGranahan

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