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God will defend the right.

‘ Sons of the South, arise!
Rise in your matchless might;
Your war cry echo to the skies,
"God will defend the right!"
Let haughty tyrants know
Our sunny land shall be,
In spite of every foe.
Home of the brave and free,
Sons of the South arise!
Rise in your matchless might;
Your war cry echo to the skies,
"God will defend the right!"

Our flag shall proudly stream,
Defiant of assault;
Bars from the rainbow's brightest beam,
And Stars from Heaven's blue vault.
Thousands of true and brave,
Their h ve lives may end;
O'er thousands that flag shall wave,
Thousands its folds defend,
Sons of the South, arise!
Rise in your matchless might;
Your war cry echo to the skies,
"God will defend the right."

No wrong our breasts alarm,
No fears our hearts appall;
Unswerving Justice nerves our arm,
We cannot conquered fall.
Think on our noble sires,
Immortal in renown;
Think on our altar fires,
And strike the oppressor down.
Sons of the South, arise!
Rise in your matchless might;
Your war cry echo to the skies,
"God will defend the right!"

With threats of horrors dire,
The fierce invader comes;
We scorn his boast, we scorn his ire,
Striking for hearths and homes.
Strike for our mothers now--
For sisters daughters, wives--
Freely would each bestow,
Were it ten thousand lives.
Sons of the South, arise!
Rise in your matchless might;
Your war cry echo to the skies,
"God will defend the right!"

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