Old Glory! We Love Thee

Old Glory! we love thee, The light of each star

Author: Birdie Bell
Tune: [Old Glory! we love thee]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Old Glory! we love thee!
The light of each star,
Thy stripes, all resplendent,
We hail from afar;
Afloat on the breezes
O’er mountain and wave,
The Banner of Freedom,
The Flag of the Brave!

Old Glory! we love thee
Wherever unfurled,
The symbol of Freedom
To all of the world.

2 Old Glory! we love thee
And all of thy charm!
Our lives we would offer
To shield thee from harm;
We pledge our allegiance
Forever to thee,
The Pride of the Nation!
The Flag of the Free! [Refrain]

3 Old Glory! we love thee
For deeds of the past!
On pages of Hist’ry
The record will last;
Unsullied by traitor
Or foe’s ruthless hand,
Undimm’d thru’ the ages,
The flag of the Land. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #273

Author: Birdie Bell

C. Louise Bell, also known a Birdie Bell, was born, raised and lived in New York city. She began writing hymns when she was sixteen years old. She is the author of more than 500 hymns, 200 religious poems, and 200 Christmas and Easter lyrics, as well as short stories, and articles. She wrote under the name of Birdie Bell, which is what her family called her. 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 >

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First Line: Old Glory! we love thee, The light of each star
Title: Old Glory! We Love Thee
Author: Birdie Bell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Old Glory! we love thee
Publication Date: 1919
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Excelsior Hymnal #273

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