717. My country, 'tis of thee

1 My country, 'tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty,
of thee I sing;
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrim's pride,
from every mountainside
let freedom ring.

2 My native country, thee,
land of the noble free,
thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills
like that above.

3 Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees
sweet freedom's song;
let mortal tongues awake,
let all that breathe partake,
let rocks their silence break,
the sound prolong.

4 Our fathers' God, to thee,
author of liberty,
to thee we sing;
long may our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us by thy might,
great God, our King.

Text Information
First Line: My country, 'tis of thee
Author: Samuel Francis Smith, 1808-1895
Meter: 664. 6664
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: National Songs
Tune Information
Name: AMERICA
Meter: 664. 6664
Key: F Major
Source: Thesaurus Musicus, 1745



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