Beautiful flag

Flag of the free, Sing we praises to thee

Author: E. O. Excell
Tune: [Flag of the free] (Rossini)
Published in 13 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Flag (Beautiful glad,) of the free, (beautiful flag,)
Sing we praises (Praise to thee,) to thee; (praises to thee;)
Shield our homes, (shielding our homes,) shield our land, (shielding our land,)
Noble flag (Noble our flag,) of the free; (flag of the free;)
Emblem of peace, wave in triumph, wave.

Chorus:
Flag (Beautiful glad,) of the free, (beautiful flag,)
Sing we praises (Praise to thee,) to thee; (praises to thee;)
Shield our homes, (shielding our homes,) shield our land, (shielding our land,)
Noble flag (Noble our flag,) of the free. (flag of the free.)

2 Flag (Beautiful glad,) of the free, (beautiful flag,)
Waving high (waving high,) in the blue, (in the blue)
We will stand, (we will stand,) for thy rights, (for thy rights,)
Unto death, (Unto death,) proving true; (proving true;)
Emblem of love, wave in triumph, wave. [Chorus]

3 Flag (Beautiful glad,) of the free, (beautiful flag,)
May thy stars (may thy stars,) ever wave; (ever wave;)
O'er the land, oO'er the land,) of the free, (of the free,)
And the home (and the home,) of the brave; (of the brave;)
Emblem of joy, wave in triumph, wave. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #363

Author: E. O. Excell

Edwin Othello Excell (December 13, 1851 – June 10, 1921), commonly known as E. O. Excell, was a prominent American publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Some of the significant collaborators in his vocal and publishing work included Sam P. Jones, William E. Biederwolf, Gipsy Smith, Charles Reign Scoville, J. Wilbur Chapman, W. E. M. Hackleman, Charles H. Gabriel and D. B. Towner. His 1909 stanza selection and arrangement of "Amazing Grace" became the most widely used and familiar setting of that hymn by the second half of the twentieth century. The influence of his sacred music on American popular culture throu… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Flag of the free, Sing we praises to thee
Title: Beautiful flag
Author: E. O. Excell

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Instances

Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d80

American Church and Church School Hymnal #d80

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #302

Hymn of the Faith #d54

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Hymns and Sacred Songs #304

Inspiring Hymns #d61

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International Praise: for the Sunday school and church #298

Praises #d31

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d13

The New Make Christ King #d38

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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #363

Worship in Song #d47

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