Lift the gospel banner, Wave it far and wide

Lift the gospel banner, Wave it far and wide

Author: Benjamin Gough
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 Lift the Gospel Banner,
Wave it far and wide,
Thro’ the crowded city,
Over ocean’s tide!
Sound the proclamation,
Peace to all mankind;
Jesus and salvation
All the world may find.

Refrain:
March, then, comrades,
In the Saviour’s might;
Onward, upward,
Ever in the light!
Lift the gospel banner,
Wave it far and wide,
Through the crowded city,
Over ocean’s tide!

2 Let us raise the fallen,
Lend th’oppress’d a hand,
Teach the Christly lesson
All may understand;
Go where har’ning vices
Have their strongest hold,
Like a sweet dove gentle,
Like a lion bold. [Refrain]

3 Lift the Gospel standard,
Spread the Gospel light,
Let the blessed radiance
Flame o’er heathen night!
Love is God’s own sunshine,
Such as angels prove;
Conquer men by kindness—
God Himself is love. [Refrain]

4 Let us rise to action,
Work with one design,
Work with Christ and triumph
In the word divine;
Vict’ry’s palm awaits us,
Let us then work on,
Till we hear the welcome
“Faithful ones, well done!” [Refrain]

Source: The Praise Book for Young People's Societies, Church Prayer Meetings and Sunday Schools #215

Author: Benjamin Gough

Gough, Benjamin, was born at Southborough, Kent, in 1805, and died Nov. 28,1877. He was engaged in mercantile pursuits in London for some years. After retiring from business he resided at Mountfield, Faversham. He was a member and lay preacher of the Wesleyan denomination. His poetical works include:— (1) Lyra Sabbatica, Lon., 1865; (2) Kentish Lyrics, London, 1867; (3) Hymns of Prayer and Praise, London, 1875; and several minor publications, the most important being (4) Protestant Hymns & Songs for the Million, Lon., 1878; (5) Songs from the Woodlands, and Other Poems, Lon., 1872; and (6) Christmas Carols and New Year's Songs, Lon. (n.d.). Of Mr. Gough's hymns, about 20 are in common use in Great Britain and America, and of these the m… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lift the gospel banner, Wave it far and wide
Author: Benjamin Gough
Copyright: Public Domain

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