Song to the Flag

Representative Text

1 Banner bright, with thy colors shining o’er us,
Dear bright flag and the emblem of the free;
Hearts beat high when we see thee wave above us,
Freedom’s sign art thou over land, over sea:

Heart and hand we’ll pledge to starry banner
Staunch and strong we’ll stand to colors true!
Day by day we’ll serve with best endeavor,
Life’s allegiance give to the red, white and blue.

2 Crimson bars, you can speak to us of courage;
Snowy white, give us peaceful hearts and pure;
Loyal blue, may our lives in truth be grounded,
So we’ll wear our colors while time shall endure: [Choice]

3 Star-gemmed flag, may thy children long remember
What great price has been paid thy folds to raise;
May we live to be worthy of thy keeping,
May we show thee honor, devotion and praise. [Choice]

Three cheers for the red, white and blue!
Three cheers for the red, white and blue!
The army and navy forever,
Three cheers for the red, white and blue!

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #183

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Banner bright with thy colors shining over us
Title: Song to the Flag
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Heart and hand we'll pledge to starry banner
Copyright: Public Domain



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