The Ribbon White.
Mary A. Lathbury.
J. L. Molloy.
1. O the ribbon, the white ribbon!
Seal of service, dissent from sin.
Royal hearts that are beating under it
Wear the color and the sign within.
O the sight of it!
O the light of it!
White as morning on shadows furled;
Wreathe the the ribbon, the white, white ribbon,
Wreathe the the ribbon around the world!
2. Shield of every heart that's wearing it,
Truce to trouble, to want, to tears;
Love devised it, and love it bearing it
Round the world, with the flowing years.