Dear old flag

Our country's flag so proudly waves

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar
Tune: [Our country's flag so proudly waves]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Our country’s flag so proudly wave,
Defying ev’ry wrong,
A banner from
From tyranny,
To thee we lift our song.
We pledge to thee for coming years
Our loyalty and life,
We’ll not neglect,
But ev’ry protect,
In ev’ry noble strife.

Refrain:
Oh, you dear old flag,
‘Tis for freedom you proudly wave,
Beneath your folds are welcomed all
The true and brave;
Oh, you dear old flag,
With your red and your white and blue,
As long as you shall wave for me,
I’ll fight for you.

2 From ev’ry hill and valley wave,
Thou emblem of the free,
Your cluster’d stars
And gleaming bars
Demand our loyalty;
For you our sires have fought and died,
Your honor to maintain,
Their sons today,
No less than they,
Will shield you from each stain. [Refrain]

3 God help us then to promptly heed
Our country’s ev’ry call,
When foes are near,
To have no fear,
But gladly give our all;
Wave then with honor, dear old flag,
To freedom’s cause be true,
We’ll lift you high
And while you fly,
We’ll ever fight for you. [Refrain]

Source: The Kingdom of Praise #63

Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

Grant Colfax Tullar was born August 5, 1869, in Bolton, Connecticut. He was named after the American President Ulysses S. Grant and Vice President Schuyler Colfax. After the American Civil War, his father was disabled and unable to work, having been wounded in the Battle of Antietam. Tullar's mother died when he was just two years old so Grant had no settled home life until he became an adult. Yet from a life of sorrow and hardship he went on to bring joy to millions of Americans with his songs and poetry. As a child, he received virtually no education or religious training. He worked in a woolen mill and as a shoe clerk. The last Methodist camp meeting in Bolton was in 1847. Tullar became a Methodist at age 19 at a camp meeting near Wat… Go to person page >

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First Line: Our country's flag so proudly waves
Title: Dear old flag
Author: Grant Colfax Tullar

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