Stands out alone amid the desert air,
Yet will, ere long, resplendent shine among
A lustrous multitude of beaming spheres.
So, let, us trust, that soon our banner's star
Will be entwined among the Twenty-four
That decorate our native Union's banner.
Meanwhile this flag of ours, when dawns the day,
Shall silently yet full of meaning's sway.
Convey the tidings to the enemy.
That 'neath its folds the Texan will be free.
So welcome then your banner by its Song,
Whom the enchanted breeze shall waft along.
Free as a bird, o'er foe and tyrant's art,
Into the shrine of every Texan heart.
[All present now intime with the greatest enthusiasm.]
THE HYMN OF THE LONE STAR FLAG.
There was a band, wan and forlorn,
By ceaseless toil and watching worn;
Cut off from friends and homes and world,
With shot and shell upon them hurled.
No hope was theirs of aid or flight,
Death fronted everywhere their sight.
- For the tune of this Hymn see page 245.