499. God Save Our Native Land

1 God save our native land
And make her strong to stand
For truth and right;
Long may her banner wave,
Flag of the free and brave!
Thou who alone canst save,
Grant her Thy might.

2 Ever from sea to sea
May law and liberty
O’er all prevail.
Where’er the rivers flow,
Where’er the breezes blow,
Let love and justice grow
And never fail.

3 In living unity
May all her people be
Kept evermore.
From here on every side
May freedom’s swelling tide
Roll grandly, far and wide,
To every shore.

4 O God, to Thee we raise
Our grateful song of praise
For this glad land.
Thou didst our fathers lead,
Thou wilt their children heed,
Supplying all their need
From Thy full hand.

Text Information
First Line: God save our native land
Title: God Save Our Native Land
Author: J. H. Seeleye (1892)
Meter: 6 6 4 6 6 6 4
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: National
Tune Information
Adapter: Henry Carey (1739)
Meter: 6 6 4 6 6 6 4
Key: F Major

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