Thy white stars laid in heaven's blue

Thy white stars laid in heaven's blue

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Thy white stars laid in heaven's blue]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Thy white stars laid in heaven’s blue
And fixed as the stars on high,
And stripe and star
As lasting are
As planets in the sky.

Refrain:
I salute thee, Old Glory,
Here’s my heart and hand to you,
And to your gleaming colors
I promise to be true;
I salute thee, Old Glory,
And my hat is off to you;
I love each strife and sacred star
Of the red, white and blue.

2 Thy white stripes speak for liberty,
Thy red of the martyrs’ blood,
Of those who gave
Their lives to save
Our land from tyrant’s rod. [Refrain]

3 No tyrant foe nor alien hand
Shall tread in the dust thy folds,
Nor friends nor foe
Can lay thee low
Whom freedom’s God’s upholds. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #224

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thy white stars laid in heaven's blue
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: I salute thee, Old glory

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