The land we love is calling

The land we love is calling

Author: Sarah Wilson
Tune: ALL HALLOWS (Martin)
Published in 11 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The land we love is calling,
From plain and mountain height,
Her valiant sons and daughters
To lift her beacon light;
From coast to coast the answer
Comes ringing loud and free,
"America, America,"
We bring our lives to thee.

2 The soul starved mountain highlands,
The need of countryside,
The city’s creeping darkness,
Where sin and fear abide,
Shall see the marching thousands
That come from far and near:
"America, America,"
Thy pleading call we hear!

3 O heralds of the morning,
Stand in your radiant might,
Splendid with faith triumphant,
Touched by the living light,
For faithful, loving service
Thy country calls to thee,
Till God’s redeemed America
Thy shining crown shall be.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11901

Author: Sarah Wilson

Possibly born in 1893 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The land we love is calling
Author: Sarah Wilson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



FARMER (J. Farmer)

The tune FARMER is marked by dramatically ascending melodic phrases and energetic rhythms in its opening lines. Sing in harmony throughout, possibly reserving unison for the third stanza. Use solid organ accompaniment; accompany with brass if possible. Presumably, the source of FARMER is John Farmer…

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The Cyber Hymnal #11901
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The Cyber Hymnal #11901

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