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When the night
Seems to say
All hope is lost
Gone away
But I know
I'm not alone
By the light
She stands

There she waves
Faithful friend
Shimmering stars
Westward wind
Show the way
Carry me
To the place
She stands

Just when you think it might be over
Just when you think the fight is gone
Someone will risk his life to raise her
There she stands

There she flies
Clear blue skies
Reminds us with red
Of those that died
Washed in white
By the brave
In their strength
She stands

When evil calls itself a martyr
When all your hopes come crashing down
Someone will pull her from the rubble
There she stands

We've seen her flying torn and tattered
We've seen her stand the test of time
And through it all the fools have fallen
There she stands

By the dawn's
Early light
And through the fight
She stands

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    Andra Bost PearceJun 20, 2013 at 2:43 pm
    Our choir at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church in Yorktown, Va is singing this song as part of a patriotic program honoring our military. It is so moving and beautiful.
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    UnregisteredJul 16, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    I believe the lyric is about the flag of usa . When someone is at the edge of falling, in strength, physically, spiritually, mentally. . . There is still hope when a brother gives a hand or shoulder to,lean on. The flag is a sign of hope and trust.

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    UnregisteredMay 19, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    My flag is more than three colors of cloth and stitches. She is the strength of each and every citizen of these united states. No matter what becomes of us in battle we still have the strength to raise her up as a symbol of our faith in this country.
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    The price of men and women who sacrifice their
    life for our country for us, at war. As our heavenly father did for us. The blood shed by men and women, for others, us to have peace.
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    UnregisteredSep 12, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    George W. Bush asked Michael W. Smith to write this song after 9/11 happened. This is talking about how the flag will always be there and the hope it brings.

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