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The Banner of the Cross
Words by Daniel W. Whittle
Music by James Granahan

Psalm 60:4
"Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee,
that it may be displayed because of the truth.
Selah.

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          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.

            Chorus
            Marching on, marching on,
            For Christ count ev'rything but loss!
            And to crown Him King, toil and sing.
            'Neath the banner of the cross!

          Though 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!

            Chorus
            Marching on, marching on,
            For Christ count ev'rything but loss!
            And to crown Him King, toil and sing.
            'Neath the banner of the cross!

          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!

            Chorus
            Marching on, marching on,
            For Christ count ev'rything but loss!
            And to crown Him King, toil and sing.
            'Neath the banner of the cross!

          When the glory dawns 'tis drawing very near,
          It is hast'ning day by day,
          Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
          And the cross the world shall sway!

            Chorus
            Marching on, marching on,
            For Christ count ev'rything but loss!
            And to crown Him King, toil and sing.
            'Neath the banner of the cross!


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