1 America, America,
We lift our battle cry!
To live for thee is more than life,
And more than death to die!
Now by the blood our fathers gave,
And by our God above,
And by the Flag on every grave,
We pledge to thee our love.
2 America, America,
Bid all thy banners shine!
O Mother of the mighty dead,
Our very lives are thine.
At Freedom’s altar now we stand
For god and Liberty!
Lord, God of hosts, at thy command,
We lift our souls to thee.
3 America, America,
Speed on, by sea and air!
We take the stripes of sacrifice,
The stars of honor dare;
And by the road our fathers trod
We march to victory,
To fight for Freedom and for God,
Till all the world be free.
Born: December 30, 1864, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Died: April 23, 1942, Manchester, New Hampshire.
Cross attended Phillips Andover Academy, Amherst College and the Andover Theological Seminary. He pastored in Cliftondale, Massachusetts (1892-96); Springfield, Massachusetts (1896-1901); at the Old South Church, Boston, Massachusetts (1901-12); and Milford, Massachusetts (1916-25). His works include:
Pass on the Torch, 1929
Thunder Over Jerusalem/, 1936
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