731. 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, 1808-1895
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Scripture: Revelation 14:34; Isaiah 52:7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: AMERICA
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Thesaurus Musicus, 1744
Copyright: Public Domain



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