America Beloved

America beloved, prize of the pilgrims' quest

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [America beloved, prize of the pilgrims' quest]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 America beloved, prize of the pilgrims’ quest;
America beloved, in thee our hearts have rest;
Uncounted ships sail toward thee, uncounted wealth is thine;
America beloved, thou dost our love enshrine.

America beloved, thine ancient faith renew;
America beloved, May God preserve thee true.

2 America beloved, thy day is yet to be;
Beyond our proudest dreaming thy God has place for thee;
Front nobly toward the future, keep clear-eyed, free to choose,
In trade with greed and cunning thy birth-right never lose. [Refrain]

3 America beloved, let not thy faith grow dim;
Thro all the generations, God keep thee true to Him;
For those who shall come after, God keep thee true today;
America beloved, for thee, for thee we pray! [Refrain]

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #258

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: America beloved, prize of the pilgrims' quest
Title: America Beloved
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: Public Domain



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