The banner of the cross

Gird on your steadfast armor

Author: E. M. Bangs
Tune: [Gird on your steadfast armor] (Gabriel)
Published in 14 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

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1 Gird on your steadfast armor,
O soldiers of the cross,
Go forward into battle,
Nor fear repulse nor loss;
Make ready for the conflict,
The Captain's call obey;
Then rally and march onward,
The trumpet sounds today.

Chorus:
Then onward to the battle,
We're marching in our might,
We're pressing tow'rd the victory,
We're fighting for the right;
Upon the breeze resplendent
Our colors now we toss,
And o'er our heads shall ever float,
The Banner of the Cross.

2 The Giant of Temptation
Will meet us as we go;
We need our strongest armor
To greet this mighty foe;
But our good sword, Resistance,
Will hold and bind him fast,
And with our Captain leading,
We'll conquer him at last. [Chorus]

3 The enemies approaching
Are Selfishness, and Greed,
Vainglory, and Impatience;
Our Leader's help we need.
Yet ever marching onward,
Why have we fear of loss,
When over us is floating
The Banner of the Cross. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #146

Author: E. M. Bangs

Early 20th Century  Go to person page >

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First Line: Gird on your steadfast armor
Title: The banner of the cross
Author: E. M. Bangs
Refrain First Line: Then onward to the battle
Copyright: Public Domain

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