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Up! up! let the Stars of our banner

by M. F. Bigney.
Respectfully dedicated to the Soldiers of the South.

Up! up! Let the stars of our banner
Flash out like the brilliants above;
Beneath them we'll shield from dishonor
The homes and the dear ones we love.
“With God and our Right!”
Our cry in the fight,
We'll drive the invader afar
And we'll carve out a name
In the temple of Fame
With the weapons of glorious war

Arise with an earnest endeavor--
A nation shall hallow the deed; [97]
The foe must be silenced for ever,
Though millions in battle may bleed.
Chorus: With “God and our Right!” etc.

Strong arms and a conquerless spirit
We bring as our glory and guard;
If courage a triumph can merit,
Then Freedom shall be our reward.
Chorus: With “God and our Right!” etc.

Beneath the high sanction of Heaven,
We'll fight as our forefathers fought;
Then pray that to us may be given
Such guerdon as fell to their lot.
Chorus: With “God and our Right!” etc.

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