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

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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 >

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

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Instances

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American Church and Church School Hymnal #d80
American Church and Church School Hymnal #d80
Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #302Page Scan
Hymn of the Faith #d54
Hymns and Sacred Songs #304Page Scan
Inspiring Hymns #d61
International Praise: for the Sunday school and church #298Page Scan
Make Christ King: combined: a selection of high class gospel hymns for use in general worship and special evangelistic meetings #280Page Scan
Praises #d31
The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d13
The New Make Christ King #d38
The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #363TextPage Scan
Worship in Song #d47



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