1 Dear flag of our country, the emblem of freedom,
Fling out thy broad folds o’er the land and the sea!
Let thy stars, emblematic, gleam from the blue azure,
And thy stars float o’er freemen both loyal to thee!
Then wave it aloft, our star-spangled banner,
And fling out its folds over land and o’er sea!
May the eagle of victory perch on its standard,
And our homes rest secure ‘neath the flag of the free.
2 NO hand that is alien shall drag down thy colors;
We hold thee aloft that the whole world may see
That the star-spangled banner shields not the oppressor,
But is now and forever the flag of the free. [Refrain]
Marian Wendell Hubbard was sent to be educated in Pawtuckett, Rhode Island at the age of nine, after the death of her mother. At the age of eighteen she worked in Philadelphia as a proof reader. At this time she also wrote articles and poetry for publication. She wrote hymns for an Elgin, Illinois publisher.
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Display Title: The Flag of the FreeFirst Line: Dear flag of our country, the emblem of freedomTune Title: [Dear flag of our country, the emblem of freedom]Author: Marian W. HubbardDate: 1910Subject: Patriotic |