>From Aztec shore to Arctic Zone to Europe and Far East,
the Flag is carried by our ships in time of war and peace.
And never have we struck it yet, in spite of foemen might,
Who cheered our crews and cheered again for showing how to fight.
CHORUS: We're always ready for the call,
we place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
Semper Paratus is our guide;
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight and die, aye,
Coast Guard we are for you.
Surveyor and Narcissus, the Eagle and Dispatch,
The Hudson and the Tampa, these names are hard to match.
>From Barrow's Shore to Paraguay, Great Lakes or Ocean Wave,
The Coast Guard's fought through storms and winds to punish or to save.
Aye, we've been always ready, to do, to fight, or die.
Write glory to the shield we wear in letters to the sky.
To sink the foe or save the maimed, our mission and our pride,
We'll carry on 'till Kingdom Come ideals for which we've died.