Flag of the Free, Fairest to See


(Melody from Wagner’s “Lohengrin,” Lyrics from the Pennsylvania School Journal, 1902)

Flag of the free, fairest to see,
Borne through the strife and the thunder of war,
Banner so bright, with starry light,
Float ever proudly from mountain to shore.

Emblem of freedom, hope to the slave,
Spread thy fair folds but to shield and to save.

While through the sky, loud rings the cry,
Union and Liberty one, ever more!

Flag of the brave, long may it wave.
Chosen of God while his might we adore,
In liberty’s van for manhood of man,
Symbol of right through the years passing o’er.

Pride of our country honored afar,
Scatter each cloud that would darken a star. Refrain

See also

  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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