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Land of Plenty

Land of plenty, land of beauty

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [Land of plenty, land of beauty]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Land of plenty, land of beauty,
Dear, dear land!
Unto thee we pledge our duty,
Dear, dear land!
Stars of night shine brightly o’er her,
All good gifts go on before her,
To the peace she loves restore her,
Dear, dear land.

2 Vainly cruel foes assail her,
Dear, dear land!
Sons of hers would scorn to fail her,
Dear, dear land!
Best of lands we proudly name her,
For our own we proudly claim her,
Ours the blame, if any blame her—
Dear, dear land.

3 Land of welcomes, home of strangers,
Dear, dear land;
Shelter from distress and dangers,
Dear, dear land!
Thou, O gracious God, above her,
Well we know that Thou must love her,
With Thy heav’ns our fair land cover,
Dear, dear land!

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #266

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: Land of plenty, land of beauty
Title: Land of Plenty
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: Public Domain


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Hymns for Today #266

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