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 Excel USA 1851-1921. Born at Uniontown, OH, he started working as a bricklayer and plasterer. He loved music and went to Chicago to study it under George Root. He married Eliza Jane “Jennie” Bell in 1871. They had a son, William, in 1874. A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, he became a prominent publisher, composer, song leader, and singer of music for church, Sunday school, and evangelistic meetings. He founded singing schools at various locations in the country and worked with evangelist, Sam Jones, as his song leader for two decades. He established a music publishing house in Chicago and authored or composed over 2,000 gospel songs. While assisting Gypsy Smith in an evangelistic campaign in Louisville,… Go to person page >

Text Information

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

Timeline

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 #369

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International Praise #298

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Make Christ King #280

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Praises #307

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d13

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The New Make Christ King #252

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The New Praiseworthy #363

Worship in Song #d47

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