762. 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 pilgrims’ pride,
From ev'ry 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
Title: My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Author: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: Freedom; Nation; Peace
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AMERICA
Meter: 66 4 666 4
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Thesaurus Musicus



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