O Canada!

O Canada, our home and native land

Author (French): A. B. Routhier (1880); Author (English): Robert Stanley Weir (1906)
Tune: O CANADA
Published in 44 hymnals

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O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
the True North strong and free.
From far and wide, O Canada,
we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

Source: Celebrating Grace Hymnal #700

Author (French): A. B. Routhier

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Author (English): Robert Stanley Weir

Weir, Robert Stanley. (Hamilton, Ontario, November 15, 1856--August 20, 1926, Lake Memphremagog, Quebec). Unitarian. McGill University (Montreal), B.C.L., 1881; D.C.L., 1897. He took up law after training, and working for some years, as a schoolteacher. He began to pratise law in Montreal in 1881, and taught it at McGill 1909-1920, as well as writing articles on it, and publishing verse and prose in magazines. For the tercentenary of Quebec City (1908) he composed an English version of "O Canada" which, as kept insisting for the rest of his life, was not an attempted translation of the French lyric which Judge Adolphe B. Routhier had written for the 1880 St-Jean-Baptiste celebrations at Quebec, but an independent poem constructed to pit the… Go to person page >

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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #634

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #647

Catholic Book of Worship III #695

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Celebrating Grace Hymnal #700

Common Praise (1998) #659

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #892

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Sing Joyfully #605

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The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #806

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The Cyber Hymnal #4724

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The Worshiping Church #424

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Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #524

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems #IX

Welsh and English Hymns and Anthems (Reformatted) #VIII

[Shaʻare shirah] = Gates of Song : Music for Shabbat #154

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