1 Come, friends, sing of the country so dear to me,
Famed o’er the world for sweet liberty;
Raise the song with cheer, and her virtues so rare extol;
Join in the glad refrain, let her praises roll.
Hail to the glorious nation,
America, home of the free!
Blazoned with glory thy hist’ry,
Greater thy future shall be;
Striving for justice and progress,
Waving “Old Glory” on high,
Trusting in God who befriended our fathers,
Columbia shall never die.
2 Native land, that our fathers so brave made free,
Matchless resources God gave to thee;
May thy sons be true and thy honors and wealth increase,
Be just before the world and preserve thy peace. [Refrain]
3 Lord of hosts, in Thee doth our nation trust,
Author of freedom, mighty and just,
Thro’ Thy grace we stand as “the many in one” today;
God keep our great republic, we ever pray. [Refrain]
Source: The King of Kings: a choice collection of gospel songs, standard hymns, choruses, children's songs, solos, duets, and quartets together with responsive readings for use in evangelistic meetings... #163