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Hail, Columbia! happy land!

Hail, Columbia! happy land!

Author: Francis Hopkinson
Tune: HAIL, COLUMBIA
Published in 43 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Hail! Columbia, happy land!
Hail! ye heroes, heav’n-born band,
Who fought and bled in freedom’s cause,
Who fo’t and bled in freedom’s cause,
And when the storm of war was gone,
Enjoyed the peace your valor won;
Let Independence be your boast,
Ever mindful what it cost,
Ever grateful for the prize,
Let is altar reach the skies.

Refrain:
Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
Peace and safety we shall find.

2 Immortal Patriots, rise once more!
Defend your rights, defend your shore;
Let no rude foe with impious hand,
Let no rude foe with impious hand,
Invade the shrine where sacred lies,
Of toil and blood the well-earned prize;
While off’ring peace sincere and just,
In heav’n we place a manly trust,
That truth and justice may prevail,
And ev’ry scheme of bondage fail! [Refrain]

3 Sound, sound the trump of fame!
Let Washington’s great name
Ring thro’ the world with loud applause,
Ring thro’ the world with loud applause!
Let ev’ry clime to freedom dear,
Listen with a joyful ear;
With equal skill with steady pow’r
He governs in the fearful hour
Of horid war or guides with ease,
The happier time of honest peace. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #207

Author: Francis Hopkinson

Francis Hopkinson; grad. College of Philadelphia with master’s degree; studied law and passed Pa. bar; opened conveyancer’s office in Philadelphia; musical and literary talent; prolific writer who frequently used pen name, A. B. LOC Name Authority Files Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hail, Columbia! happy land!
Author: Francis Hopkinson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Firm, united, let us be

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 43 of 43)

Adult Bible Class Hymnal No. 1 #d29

Catholic School Chimes Part I #d11

Der Kinder Lust #d24

Deseret Sunday School Songs #d73

Hymn and Tune Book #d26

Hymnal for Evangelical Sunday Schools #d19

Hymns for Today #d64

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d17

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Liederkranz für Sonntags-Schulen und Jugend-Vereine #329

Living Praise #d52

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Loyal Praise #188

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Manual for the chapel of Girard College #222

National Hymns #d45

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Sacred and Secular Selections #106

School and College Hymnal #d52

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School and College Hymnal #180

School Recreations #d38

Soldier's Friend #d28

Songs for the School Room #d41

Songs of Jesus #d23

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The Army and Navy Hymnal #P3

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #135

The College Hymn and Tune Book #d45

The Gospel Call, Part Two. Rev. #d50

The Mountain Minstrel #d42

The Praise #d85

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The Praise Hymnary #452

The Primary Song book #d29

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The Public School Singing Book #38b

The School Hymnal #d18

The School Hymnary #d73

The School Psalter #d98

The Singer's Choice #d67

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The Singing Book for Boys' and Girls' Meetings #66

The Social Lyrist #d11

The Soldier's Hymn Book #d19

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The Southern Harmony, and Musical Companion (New ed. thoroughly rev. and much enl.) #141

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The Sweet Singer #136

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Triumphant Songs No.2 #207

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Young Singer's Friend #s21

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