My Native Land

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1 I love thine ev'ry hill and vale,
Native land, my native land;
For thee my love shall never fail,
Native land, my native land.
Though I should sail to distant shore,
Though I should search the wide world o’er,
My heart is thine for evermore,
Native land, my native land.

2 Thy sons may false and treacherous be,
Native land, my native land;
I pledge fidelity to thee,
Native land, my native land.
When foes assail, without, within,
I will not shrink from battle din,
But fight to death thy cause to win,
Native land, my native land.

3 When come prosperity and peace,
Native land, my native land;
My vigilance shall never cease,
Native land, my native land.
But jealous still for thy true weal,
A loyal patriot’s pride I’ll feel,
All civic duties do with zeal,
Native land, my native land.

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #260

Author: Charles M. Fillmore

Charles Millard Fillmore, 1860-1952 Born: Ju­ly 15, 1860, Par­is, Il­li­nois. Died: Sep­tem­ber 17, 1952, In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na. Fillmore won a mu­sic schol­ar­ship at the Cin­cin­na­ti Coll­ege of Mu­sic, then taught for a year at Bath Sem­in­a­ry in Ow­ings­ville, Ken­tucky. He then tra­veled for about a year and taught sing­ing class­es in var­i­ous parts of Amer­i­ca. He then went for ad­di­tion­al mu­sic stu­dies in Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio. He stu­died for the min­is­try at But­ler Un­i­ver­si­ty in In­di­an­a­po­lis, In­di­a­na, grad­u­at­ing in 1890. He pas­tored in La­fay­ette, In­di­a­na; Shel­by­ville, In­di­a­na; was "State Evan­gel­ist" (for on… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I love Thine every hill and vale
Title: My Native Land
Author: Charles M. Fillmore
Language: English
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: Public Domain



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