Copyright, 1894, by C. Forman Smith.
Words and Music by C. Forman Smith.
From North to South, and East and West, our flag it floats with pride,
And 'neanth its heav'nly stars and stripes how many patriots died!
Land of our noble Washington, who fought with patriots brave,
And with the pray'rs of loyal hearts, from foes our land he saved.
Three cheers, three cheers, and one cheer more,
Our flag may it ever wave;
Sail on, thou too, O Ship of State,
Our land of the free and the brave.
We sing of our own Lincoln true, how great, how grand, how brave!
A nation's tribnte comes to one whose pen did free the slave;
How many hearts still hear the wounds of battle's strife and roar
And may our own God-favored land at peace be evermore- Chorus.
In praise of martyred Garfield sing, our memory ne'er will fail;
A man of God, whose loyal heart at death it did not quail.
O God, who doeth all things well, bless our dear native land,
And may all foes who in it dwell, be swept away as sand.- Chorus.
We sing of noble General Grant, who fought and served as well,
And other generals known to fame, who in our hearts will dwell,
Brave soldiers who laid down their lives their country for to save,
And may their memory in our hearts go with us to the grave.-Chorus.
O may it not be party pride, but patriot love so true,
That prompts the hearts to serve our land, and our red, white and blue;
We know what Master laid thy keel, in what a forge and beat
Were shaped the anchors of thy hope, we fear no tempest's beat.- Chorus.
The Declaration we do love, of Independence sweet.
Our Constitution-may it stand all storms that 'gainst it beat,
Brave men who signed that noble page, brave men whose hearts were right,
And may the tho't of Plymouth Rock ne'er fail from freedom's light.- Chorus.