(Harrison Millard, 1830-1895)
Nobly our flag flutters o’er us today
Emblem of peace, Pledge of Liberty’s sway
Its foes shall tremble and shrink in dismay
If e’er insulted it be!
Our stripes and stars loved and honored by all
Shall float forever where freedom may call
It still shall be the flag of the free, Emblem of sweet Liberty.
Here we will gather its cause to defend
Let patriots rally and wise counsels lend
It still shall be the flag of the free
Emblem of sweet Liberty!
With it in beauty no flag can compare
All nations honor our banner so fair
If to insult it, a traitor should dare
Crushed to the earth let him be.
Freedom and Progress, our watchword today
When duty calls us, who dares disobey?
Honor to thee, thou flag of the free, Emblem of sweet Liberty.
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