Stand forth erect in all thy native grace,
And take with simple dignity the place
To which God calls thee. Surely, thou art blessed
With all-abounding strength that the oppressed
Of ev'ry clime may look upon thy face
With confidence and live: the while the mace
Of Tyranny falls weak at thy behest.
Aye, stand you forth, Columbia, erect
Before the world, clothed in integrity;
Free from all pride or avarice or fear,
And with thy voice and thy strong arm protect
The right, subdue the wrong. Then Liberty
And Law shall thrive___Injustice disappear.
__Frederick J. Atwood.
Kansas Rhymes and Other Lyrics
Frederick J. Atwood
(Topeka, Kan.: Crane & Company. 1902)