Wave, wave your banners high

Wave, wave your banners high

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Wave, wave your banners high,
The day of strife is done,
On blood-red field the foemen lie,
And victory is won;
The march, the toil, the fight are o'er,
Now sheathe the sword for evermore.

Ah, long the strife endured,
And hard the foemen pressed,
But now the garland is secured,
And weary warriors rest;
Now hear your Captain's voice, "Well done,"
And take the prize your valour won.

O peace, when strife is past,
O rest, when toil is o'er,
O City of the King, at last,
And bliss for evermore;
Now to the footstool of the King,
Your spoils of war and triumphs bring.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wave, wave your banners high
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.8.6.8.8
Language: English



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