Our Dearly Loved Banner

Our country, so dear to the hearts of thy children

Author: Marian W. Hubbard
Tune: [Our country, so dear to the hearts of thy children]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Our country, so dear to the hearts of thy children,
Inspire us with rapture when singing of thee;
Thy mountains and valleys, thy lakes, and thy rivers,
And over them all, floats the flag of the free.

Refrain:
Our dearly lov’d banner, our star-spangled banner,
The proud flag that ever floats over the free;
Our dearly lov’d banner, our star-spangled banner,
The proud flag that ever floats over the free.
Wide open we fling our doors to the homeless,
From the ends of the earth they are turning to thee;
The riches and learning of nations are gather’s
Within thy broad borders, oh, land of the free.

2 Our country! thy warm heart is always responsive
To the cries of the suff’ring where’er they may be;
From Maine unto Texas, from ocean to ocean,
And hearts touch’d with sorrow far over the sea. [Refrain]

3 O God of our fathers who made us a nation,
Still guard, and protect, leave us not to our fate;
Bless army, and navy, let right be triumphant,
With Thy guiding hand, steer the old ship of state. [Refrain]

Source: The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #204

Author: Marian W. Hubbard

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. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Our country, so dear to the hearts of thy children
Title: Our Dearly Loved Banner
Author: Marian W. Hubbard
Refrain First Line: Our dearly loved banner, our star-spangled banner
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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