The New Country

My country! 'Tis of thee, Land of the pure and free

Author: F. D. Barnes
Tune: [My country! 'tis of thee] (Stanton)
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1. "My country! 'tis of thee,"
Land of the pure and free
Of thee I sing:
Land where none ever die;
In God's "sweet by and by,"
We'll spend eternity
With Christ our King.

2. Jesus, immortal King,
O'er all our world shall reign,
From sea to sea;
Where peace shall e'er remain
O'er all his wide domain,
And of his peaceful reign,
No end shall be.

3. O come, thou King of kings,
On love's triumphant wings,
We hail that day
When thou shalt take thy throne,
And all thy people own;
Come rule our world alone,
For this we pray.

Source: Carols of Hope: a compilation of select sacred songs for use in Sunday schools, praise and young people's services #117

Author: F. D. Barnes

Barnes, Franklin D. (Barre, Vermont, 1837--June 5, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts). When 12, his family moved to Colbrook, Mass. There, in addition to a public school education, he became proficient on the violin. In 1858, he settled in Worcester, Mass. After visiting several different churches, he was baptized in a stream at Lincoln Square in January, 1859, through the ice, after which he walked a half mile with the minister before they could change out of their wet clothing. For more than forty years, he served the Advent Christian Church in Worcester as deacon and song-leader. He was superintendent of their Sunday School from 1875 to 1900. In addition to his musical talent, he was also a successful artist. He composed 70 or more hymns… Go to person page >

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First Line: My country! 'Tis of thee, Land of the pure and free
Title: The New Country
Author: F. D. Barnes
Language: English
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain


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