Our Native Land!

H. DE MARSAN, Published Songs, ballads, toy-books. 60 Chatham str. New-York

Our Native Land!

Our native land! Our native land!
For thee, thou lustre of the world,
Still firm, united shall we stand,
With sabre drawn and flag unfurled;
The legacy our fathers left,
By freedom sanction’d, still is ours,
Nor shall our noble tree be reft,
While ev’ry branch is dress'd in flow'rs.

Our country dear! Out country dear!
Shall factions spurn thy holy laws?
Shall Freedom’s sword and Freedom’s spear
Be wielded in disunion’s cause?
Thy fairy fields, shall they be strew'd
With Brothers slain by Brothers’ hand?
Shall Fathers raise their arms in blood
Against the ensign of our land?

Our starry flag! Our starry flag!
Whose eagle sits enthroned in light,
Shalt thou not wave o’er hill and crag,
Triumphant in the hour of fight?
Let him who swells rebellion’s cry,
In civil strife, once turn to thee!
A patriot’s tear will fill his eye,
His bright sword strike for liberty!

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