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Under Two Flags

We love our country’s starry flag

Author: George Orlia Webster
Tune: [We love our country’s starry flag]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We love our country’s starry flag,
For it her sons have died;
We love that other banner, too,
Of Christ the Crucified;
To these we pledge our loyalty,
Our honor and our life,
God grant between these flags we love.
May never enter strife.

Refrain:
Our country’s flag! we love it,
May it never suffer loss;
There is but one flag above it,
‘Tis the banner of the Cross.

2 They both are emblems of the free,
Each boasts a “broken chain;”
Each has its tale of sacrifice,
For others grief and pain;
Each stands for succor for the weak,
For loyalty to right,
For largest human brotherhood,
For liberty and light. [Refrain]

3 But one must perish with the years,
For nations rise and fall,
And when the numbered years are done,
Earth’s flags must perish all;
But while the endless ages roll,
One banner shall abide,
The emblem of God’s only Son,
For sinners crucified. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #271

Author: George Orlia Webster

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Text Information

First Line: We love our country’s starry flag
Title: Under Two Flags
Author: George Orlia Webster
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Our country’s flag! we love it
Publication Date: 1919
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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The Excelsior Hymnal #271

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