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99. our flag.

“ Let the Flag of our Country wave from the spire of every church in the land, with nothing above it but the cross of Christ.” Rev. E. A. Anderson.

Oh, raise that glorious ensign high,
     And let the nations see
The flag for which our fathers fought,
     To make our country free!
Their sons beneath its ample folds,
     With loyal hearts, and true,
May well maintain the Stars and Stripes,
     The Red, White, and the Blue.

From every hill, in every vale,
     Where freemen tread the sod,
And from the spires where freemen meet,
     For prayer and praise to God;--
Yes, on the church — no place too good--
     Our country yet is free!
Unfurl the Flag, beneath but this--
     The cross of Calvary!

Let Southern traitors heed their doom;
     The time is drawing near
When Freedom's host, with patriots' hearts,
     Among them will appear.
The nation's pulse will leap with joy,
     And every man that's true
Will fight while God will give him strength,
     For Red, White, and the Blue.

Sugar grove, Pa.


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