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Native Land

Native land, our country bright

Author: Palmer Hartsough
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Native Land, our country bright,
Land where shines the Gospel light,
Land where dwells the noble free,
Native Land, we sing of thee.

2 Native Land, thy shores we love,
Plains so fair, and hills above,
Truth thy rock, and God thy King,
Native Land, of thee we sing.

3 Native Land, as years shall roll,
Yield thee still to His control,
Guided by His high behest,
Native Land, be great and blest.

Source: Hymns for Today: for Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies, The Church, The Home, Community Welfare Associations, and Patriotic Meetings #262

Author: Palmer Hartsough

Rv Palmer Hartsough USA 1844-1932. Born in Redford, MI, he attended Kalamazoo College and Michigan State Normal school (later MSU). He became an author, editor, lyricist, and librettist. After working as a traveling singing teacher in MI, IL, IA, OH, KY and TN, he opened a music studio in Rock Island, IL, around 1877, also directing music at a Baptist church there. In 1893, due to his poetic abilities, he moved to Cincinnati, OH, and joined the Fillmore Music Company, providing texts (over 1000) for their music. He also served as music director at the Bethel Mission and the 9th Street Baptist Church. He became a traveling song evangelist in 1903, and was ordained a Baptist minister in 1906, serving in Ontario, Canada, and MI from 191… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Native land, our country bright
Title: Native Land
Author: Palmer Hartsough
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Gospel Songs No. 2 #388


Hymns for Today #262

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Joy and Praise #209

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Quartets and Choruses for Men #172

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