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393. 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: My country! 'tis of thee
Title: My Country! 'Tis of Thee
Author: Samuel F. Smith (1832)
Meter: 6. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Publication Date: 1957
Scripture: ;
Tune Information
Name: AMERICA
Composer (attributed to): Henry Carey, d. 1743
Meter: 6. 6. 4. 6. 6. 6. 4.
Key: F Major
Source: From "Thesaurus Musicus," 1740



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