417. My Country, 'Tis of Thee

1 My country,' tis of thee,
sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing:
land where my fathers died,
land of the pilgrims' pride,
from every mountainside let freedom ring!

2 My native country, thee,
land of the noble free, thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills,
thy woods and templed hills;
my heart with rapture thrills like that above.

3 Let music swell the breeze,
and ring from all the trees sweet freedom's song;
let mortal tongues awake,
let all that breathe partake;
let rocks their silence break, the sound prolong.

4 Our fathers' God, to thee,
Author of liberty, to thee we sing:
long may our land be bright
with freedom's holy light;
protect us by thy might, great God, our King!

Text Information
First Line: My country 'tis of thee
Title: My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Author: Samuel F. Smith (1832)
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Scripture: Psalm 33:12; Matthew 7:24-26; Revelation 14:34
Topic: God in Society: National Life
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AMERICA
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Key: F Major
Source: Thesaurus Musicus, c. 1745



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