GOD WILL DEFEND THE RIGHT.

Words and Music by a Lady of Richmond.

[The music of this song can be obtained of the Oliver Ditson Co., Boston, Mass.]

Sons of the South arise,
Rise in your matchless might,
Your war-cry echo to the skies,
“God will defend the right.”
Let-haughty tyrants know,
Our sunny land shall be
In spite of every foe,
Home of the brave and free.

Chorus.—Sons of the South arise,
Rise in your matchless might,
Your war-cry echo to the skies,
“God will defend the right.”

Our flag shall proudly stream,
Defiant of assault,
Bars of rainbows brightest beam,
And stars from Heaven’s blue vault.
Thousands of true and brave,
Their hero lives may end,
O’er thousands that flag shall wave,
Thousands its folds defend.
Chorus.

No wrongs our breasts alarm,
No fears our hearts appal,
Unswerving justice nerves our arm,
We cannot conquered fall.
Think on our noble sires,
Immortal in renown,
Think on our altar-fires,
And strike the oppressor down!
Chorus.

With threats of horror dire,
The fierce invader comes;
We scorn his boasts, we scorn his ire,
Striking for hearths and homes.
Strike for our mothers now,
For daughters, sisters, wives,
Truly would each bestow,
Were it ten thousand lives.
Chorus.