From the recording Battle Hymns of the New Republic
Azure Standard (Valley Forge 1777)
Suddenly a visitor appears
I felt his presence
And my voice disappears
Strange sensations I began to feel
I am now aware this is real
But am I dead? How can this be?
I hear a voice still speaking to me
"Son of the Republic, look and learn
I will show you things of great concern"
Before my eyes was a fearful scene
A black cloud grew over many countries
Hordes of armed men moved with the cloud
I heard cannons and swords clashing loud
Instantly the light of a thousand suns
Broke through the cloud
As it shined from above
I saw a flag that couldn't be ignored
As an angel named Union picked up it's sword
"While the stars remain
And the heavens send down their rain
So long shall the Union last"