1 Raise the stars and the stripes of our nation,
The flag that we all love so well;
'Tis the sign of our deep adoration,
Our faith it forever shall tell.
Then give three cheers for "Old glory,"
And proudly let it wave;
The stars and the stripes of "Old Glory,"
Raise high o'er the free and brave.
2 Raise the flag! 'Tis the standard we cherish,
Protect it, nor reckon the cost;
Let it wave, tho' the last man shall perish;
From view let it never be lost. [Chorus]
3 Raise the flag! Tho' 'tis shattered and gory,
It tells how our boys fought and bled;
Of their valor it sings a sweet story,
Its sons on to vict'ry has led. [Chorus]
4 Raise the flag of your loyal devotion!
On high let the emblem be flung;
Floating proudly from ocean to ocean,
Its praises thro' ages be sung. [Chorus]
Source: The Voice of Praise: a compilation of the very best sacred songs for use in Sunday Schools and praise services #204