Our country is the world

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1 Our land is bounded by no sea,
Nor marked by surging tide;
The land that needs our sympathy
Must never be denied.
That land is ours where toilers strive
In search of honest good;
There must we make their welfare thrive
In human brotherhood.

Chorus:
We love (We love) our native land,
We love her flag unfurled;
But wilder realms must love command,-
Our country is the world.

2 Oh, let no narrow confines bind
Our loving loyalty!
To all the world let us be kind,
And wish prosperity.
Love would bestow life's better things
Till all with joy are crowned'
To all humanity love clings,
And girds the world around. [Chorus]

3 End soon oppression's boastful hour!
Be banished rum's disastrous pow'r,
And raise the "broken reed."
Let love divine our hearts expand,
And reach to great and small;
We love our own- and ev'ry land,
And blessings seek for all. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy for the Church and Sunday School #367

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. 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 >

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First Line: Our land is bounded by no sea
Title: Our country is the world
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: We love our native land

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