America, America, We lift our battle cry

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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.

Source: Worship and Song. (Rev. ed.) #218

Author: Allen Eastman Cross

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  Go to person page >

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First Line: America, America, We lift our battle cry
Author: Allen Eastman Cross
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