Our colors so true

Representative Text

1 Three colors has the nation's flag
Our hearts delight to see,-
The Red, and White, and starry Blue,
Our pledge of liberty.

Chorus:
O Red, White, and Blue, our colors so true,
And emblem fair of heav'nly things, to help us on our way;
O Red, White, and Blue, the old and the new,
Our banner of gladness, we hail it today!

2 Red speaks to us of Jesus' blood,
For all the whole world shed,
That we might rise to life and light,
Thro' Him who once was dead. [Chorus]

3 White tells of those who, pure in heart,
Shall see the Savior's face,
And in His likeness daily grow,
In Heaven's holy place. [Chorus]

4 Blue tells us of the faithful ones
Who like the stars shall be,
Bright jewels in the Victor's crown,
Thro' all eternity. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #182

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: Three colors has the nation's flag
Title: Our colors so true
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: O red, white, and blue

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