We Love Our Countrys Starry Flag


We love our country’s starry flag,
For it her sons have died;
We love that other banner, too,
Of Christ the Crucified;
To these we pledge our loyalty,
Our honor and our life,
God grant between these flags we love.
May never enter strife.

Refrain:
Our country’s flag! we love it,
May it never suffer loss;
There is but one flag above it,
‘Tis the banner of the Cross.

They both are emblems of the free,
Each boasts a “broken chain;”
Each has its tale of sacrifice,
For others grief and pain;
Each stands for succor for the weak,
For loyalty to right,
For largest human brotherhood,
For liberty and light. [Refrain]

But one must perish with the years,
For nations rise and fall,
And when the numbered years are done,
Earth’s flags must perish all;
But while the endless ages roll,
One banner shall abide,
The emblem of God’s only Son,
For sinners crucified. [Refrain]