Our Flag

By George Sterling

(May be sung to the tune of "The March of the Men of Harlech")

Flag of honor, flag of daring!
  Flag of legions onward faring!
Flag our hands and hearts are bearing
      On to victory!
From the dyes of battle gory,
Foam and wave of ocean's glory,
And the stars that tell thy story
      Freemen fashioned thee.

Flag of love unbounded!
Flag of hopes unsounded!
       How float thy bars,
       How gleam thy stars,
By heaven's stars surrounded!
We thy sons shall fail thee never!
Time nor tide our faith shall sever!
All for thee, and thou forever,
        Flag of victory!

By the standards that have shown thee,
By the battles that have known thee,
By the heroes that have flown thee,
         Guide us in the fight!
Bless the soldier in his sleeping;
Hush the mother in her weeping;
Hold the helpless in thy keeping,
          Warder of the right!

By the shots that scarred thee,
By the guns that guard thee,
          Thine eagles soar
          From war to war,
But never stain has marred thee!
We thy sons shall fail thee never!
Time nor tide our faith shall sever!
All for thee, and thou forever,
          Flag of victory!

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