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The fairest flag beneath the sun

The fairest flag beneath the sun

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [The fairest flag beneath the sun]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The fairest flag beneath the sun,
The glad that glorious freedom won,
That tells of deeds of valor done,
With pride we view;
Its shining folds of red and white
Stream out like beams of morning light;
Each star stands firm for truth and right—
It’s my flag, too.

Refrain:
It’s my flag, too, the Red, White and Blue!
The flag that leads to victory is my flag, too!
It’s my flag, too, the Red, White and Blue!
The starry flag of Liberty is my flag, too!

2 Uplift the flag triumphantly
That made us one from sea to sea!
Unstained forever may it be,
Our emblem true.
From north to south, from east to west
It waves above a country blest,
Whose people well have stood the test—
It’s my flag, too. [Refrain]

3 O flag that tyrants have defied,
For which brave men have bled and died!
Unsullied wave, our hope, our pride,
Forever new;
And while to heav’n its folds we fling,
Anew, allegiance we will bring
And ev’ry voice united sing—
It’s my flag, too. [Refrain]

Source: Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #184

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. 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: The fairest flag beneath the sun
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: It's my flag too

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Joyful Praise #d102

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Rodeheaver's Gospel Songs for church, Sunday Schools and evangelistic services #184

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Victory Songs #184

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