Scripture Verse

For those who fear You, You have raised a banner. Psalm 60:4


Thomas Hastings (1784–1872)

Words: Tho­mas Hast­ings, 1828.

Music: Men­de­bras Lo­well Ma­son, 1839 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

Lowell Mason (1792–1872)


Now be the Gos­pel ban­ner
In ev­ery land un­furled,
And be the shout, Ho­san­na!
Re-echoed through the world;
Till ev­ery isle and na­tion,
Till ev­ery tribe and tongue,
Receive the great sal­va­tion,
And join the hap­py throng.

What though the em­bat­tled le­gions,
Of earth and hell com­bine,
His arm through­out their re­gions
Shall soon re­splen­dent shine;
Ride on, O Lord, vic­to­ri­ous,
Immanuel, Prince of Peace,
Thy tri­umph shall be glo­ri­ous,
Thy em­pire still inc­rease.

Yes, Thou shalt reign for­ev­er,
O Je­sus, King of kings,
Thy light, Thy love, Thy fa­vor,
Each ran­somed cap­tive sings;
The isles for Thee are wai­ting,
The de­serts learn Thy praise;
The hills and val­leys greet­ing,
The song re­spons­ive raise.