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The mothers of our land

Let others sing of heroes

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Let others sing of heroes]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Let others sing of heroes,
Who win undying fame,
Who on the scroll of glory
Have gained an honored name;
But we will sing the praises
Of her whose daily life
Holds oft unnoticed triumph
O’er petty cares and strife.

Then sing the praise and glory
Of that brave and loyal band;
With love and honor hail them
The mothers of our land.

2 Let others tell the glory
That beckons far afield,
And bow to those who conquer,
To who all nations yield;
But we will tell the greatness
Of one who never roams,
But keeps sweet peace unbroken
In loving hearts and homes. [Refrain]

3 Let others crown with laurel
The victor in his pride,
And give him laud and honor
And worldly fame beside;
But we will crown the tresses
Of each beloved head,
Untouched by gold or jewels,
But wreathed with love instead. [Refrain]

Source: His Worthy Praise #188

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Let others sing of heroes
Title: The mothers of our land
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Refrain First Line: Then sing the praise and glory