Suggestive programs for special day exercises/Memorial Day/Long wave Our Flag
LONG WAVE OUR FLAG.
BY COMRADE E. W. FOSTER. WRITTEN FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF BOSTON.
[Air: “Old Folks at Home.”]
Come, let us join in glad hosanna,
Earnest and clear;
Greeting with songs our lovely banner.
Pride of our country dear.
Praise to the brave who, nobly daring
On land and sea,
Gave their heroic lives in sharing
All for the flag of the free.
Chorus:—See aloft its colors gleaming,
Bright as morning dew!
Far up the heights of glory streaming—
Long wave the Red, White, and Blue!
Hail we the sign and sacred token
Our fathers gave
That faith in freedom is not broken
Long as the flag shall wave.
Then guard with life their trust confiding;
Hold it secure!
Never our love for it be hiding,—
Only the brave shall endure!
If hate or envy come designing
Our flag to mar,—
With loyal hearts and arms combining,
They shall not hurt one star!
Thus, while we heed with true devotion
Our flag's command.
So will it wave from peak to ocean,
Proud of its own native land.