Be loyal, pilgrims

As the days are going by, do you raise God's banner high

Author: Harriet E. Jones
Tune: [As the days are going by, do you raise God’s banner high]
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1 As the days are going by, do you raise God’s banner high
Who has bought you with His own most precious blood?
Do you own your Lord each day, while upon your pilgrim way,
Are you loyal to the matchless Son of God?

O be faithful, O be true, to the One who died for you;
By and by comes sweet reward,
That shall last while blissful ages roll away.

2 When the foes of God arise, who His blest commands despise,
Do you boldly stand for Jesus and the right?
Are you found within His field, there His mighty sword to wield,
Clad in armor that is ever shining bright? [Refrain]

3 Be the crowd the more, the less, do you Jesus’ name confess,
Do you show your colors, pilgrims, everywhere?
When before God’s host you stand, in the wondrous glory land,
Will your Lord confess you ’mid the angels there? [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8260

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: As the days are going by, do you raise God's banner high
Title: Be loyal, pilgrims
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Refrain First Line: O be faithful, O be true


The Cyber Hymnal #8260
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