Columbia's song

Sing forth Columbia's song

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [Sing forth Columbia's song]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Sing forth Columbia’ song,
While ages roll along!
We have joy to share, and joy to spare,
For a vast uncounted throng!
Our hills and fertile farms
Have never-ending charms;
Each valley and stream,
Like a wonderful dream,
Hold out inviting arms.

Chorus:
Columbia for me,
The land of the brave and free!
There is room enough, and bloom enough
For millions yet to be.
Columbia, land of plenty,
of fruit and wheat, and corn!
‘Tis a land of trees and balmy breeze,
Where freedom first was born.

2 It is Columbia’s hour—
The time of peace and pow’r!
We may well give heed that human need
Be met with bounteous dow’r.
Majestic mountains stand
Like beacons o’er the land,
Where beauty untold is forever unrolled
For souls that understand. [Chorus]

3 Columbia looks afar
To hope’s bright, radiant star,
And we long to bless with our excess
The homes where sorrows are.
O glorious Home-land wide,
Our hope, our joy, our pride!
Here justice and right shall forever unite,
And liberty provide. [Chorus]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #186

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 >

Text Information

First Line: Sing forth Columbia's song
Title: Columbia's song
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Columbia for me

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Instances

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #110TextAudioPage Scan
Gospel Hymns and Songs: for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #110Page Scan
Rodeheaver's Sunday School Songs #d170
Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #186TextPage Scan



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