Uplift the Banner! Let It Float

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1. Uplift the banner! Let it float
Skyward and seaward, high and wide;
The sun shall light the shining folds,
The cross on which our Saviour died.

2. Uplift the banner! Angels bend
In anxious silence o'er the sign,
And vainly seek to comprehend
The wonder of the love divine.

3. Uplift the banner! Let it float
Skyward and seaward, high and wide;
Our glory only in the cross,
Our only hope the Crucified.

4. Uplift the banner! Wide and high,
Skyward and seaward, let it shine;
Nor skill, nor might, nor merit ours;
We conquer only in that sign.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #49

Author: George Washington Doane

Doane, George Washington, D.D. Bishop Doane was born at Trenton, New Jersey, May 27, 1799, and graduated at Union College, Schenectady, New York. Ordained in 1821, he was Assistant Minister at Trinity Church, New York, till 1824. In 1824 he became a Professor at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.; in 1828 Rector of Trinity Church, Boston; and, in 1832, Bishop of New Jersey. He founded St. Mary's Hall, Burlington, 1837, and Burlington College, Burlington, 1846. Died April 27, 1859.  Bishop Doane's exceptional talents, learning, and force of character, made him one of the great prelates of his time. His warmth of heart secured devoted friends, who still cherish his memory with revering affection. He passed through many and severe troubles, whi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Uplift the banner, let it float
Title: Uplift the Banner! Let It Float
Author: George Washington Doane
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Uplift the banner, let it float. An altered form of "Fling out the banner, let it float," p. 304, i., 9.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



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