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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
The Host That Fights for Liberty
ARM! arm! ye brave, and nobly join
The sons of Freedom’s valiant line!
Columbia’s heroes now entwine
    To guard the shores of Liberty.
No slavery guides our warlike band,        5
But brothers strike a brother’s hand,
And fires link and wide expand
    The host that fights for Liberty.
The fair your martial spirits trace,
And proudly view your warlike grace,        10
And rosy wreaths shall twine, to place
    On those who guard our Liberty.
Ye heroes, then, who bravely fight
For country and offended right,
On you the blessing ever light        15
    Of Freedom, Love, and Liberty.

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