Hymn Information

PLEASE NOTE: Not all verses may be sung and words may vary in the particular hymn presentation.

The Banner of the Cross
Words: Daniel Webster Whittle
Music: The Banner of the Cross | James McGranahan (1840–1907)
1. 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.

2. 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!

3. 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!

4. When the glory dawns—’tis drawing very near,
It is hastening day by day—
Then before our King the foe shall disappear,
And the cross the world shall sway!

Marching on, marching on,
For Christ count everything but loss!
And to crown Him King, we’ll toil and sing,
’Neath the banner of the cross!
Dare to Stand Like Joshua
Words: C. M. Robinson
Music: Dare to Stand Like Joshua | Peter Philip Bilhorn
1. We are bound for Canaan land, tenting by the way
Who shall lead us on the road? Choose your King today.

2. Many trials we have seen thus far on our way
He hath led us safely through. Shall He lead today?

3. When the dark Red Sea of doubt billowed in our way
Then He parted every wave—so He will today.

4. Can we safely trust a guide who knows not the way?
God hath traveled every foot–He shall lead today.

5. Just before us Jordan rolls, just across the way
We can safely trust the Lord; He shall lead today.

Dare to stand like Joshua; Dare to say the word.
“As for me and for my house, we will serve the Lord.”