The Maple Leaf Forever

In days of yore, from Britain's shore

Author: Alexander Muir
Tune: [In days of yore, from Britain's shore]
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In days of yore, from Britain’s shore,
Wolfe the dauntless hero came,
And planted firm Britannia’s flag,
On Canada’s fair domain.
Here may it wave, our boast, our pride,
And joined in love together!
The Thistle, Shamrock, Rose, entwine,
The Maple Leaf for ever!

Chorus:
The Maple Leaf, our emblem dear,
The Maple Leaf forever!
God save the King, and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf for ever!

2 At Queenstown Heights and Lundy’s Lane,
Our brave fathers, side by side,
For freedom, homes, and loved ones dear,
Firmly stood and nobly died;
And those dear rights which they maintained,
We swear to yield them never!
Our watchword ever more shall be,
The Maple Leaf for ever! [Chorus]

3 Our fair Dominion now extends
From Cape Race to Nootka Sound;
May peace for ever be our lot,
And plenteous store abound;
And may those ties of love be ours
Which discord cannot sever,
And flourish green o’er Freedom’s home,
The Maple Leaf for ever! [Chorus]

4 On merry England’s far-famed land
May kind Heaven sweetly smile;
God bless old Scotland ever more,
And Ireland’s Em'rald Isle!
Then swell the song, both loud and long,
Till rocks and forest quiver,
God save our King and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf for ever! [Chorus]

Source: Concordia: a collection of hymns and spiritual songs #237

Author: Alexander Muir

Muir, Alexander. (fl.1867) Wrote and published "The Maple Leaf Forever" in 1867, just after Confederation, before Canada had taken in any territory where maple trees will not grow. He was principal of an elementary school in Toronto, Ontario, which was later renamed in his honor. --Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In days of yore, from Britain's shore
Title: The Maple Leaf Forever
Author: Alexander Muir
Refrain First Line: The maple leaf, our emblem dear

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #4164
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Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Concordia #237

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Glad Tidings in Song #318

Glorious Gospel Hymns #d248

Hymns for Church Schools #d70

Inspiring Hymns #371

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Songs of Service. Rev. ed. #a117

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Songs of Service #117

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Sunday School Hymns No. 2 (Canadian ed.) #27

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d39

The Concordia Hymnal. Rev. #d161

The Concordia Hymnal #d160

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #4164

The Evangelical Church School Hymnal #d124

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The New Make Christ King #258

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #106

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