Great and fair is she, our landAuthor: William Watson (1910)
Tune: ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR (Elvey)
Published in 20 hymnals
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1. Great and fair is she, our land,
High of heart and strong of hand;
Dawn is on her forehead still,
In her veins youth’s arrowy thrill.
Hers are riches, might and fame;
All the earth resounds her name;
In her roadsteads navies ride:
Hath she need of aught beside?
2. Power Unseen, before whose eyes
Nations fall and nations rise,
Grant she climb not to her goal
All-forgetful of the Soul!
Firm in honor be she found,
Justice-armed and mercy-crowned,
Blest in labor, blest in ease,
Blest in noiseless charities.
3. Unenslaved by things that must
Yield full soon to moth and rust,
Let her hold a light on high
Men unborn may travel by.
Mightier still she then shall stand,
Molded by Thy secret hand,
Power Eternal, at whose call
Nations rise and nations fall.
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2020
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|The Cyber Hymnal #2020||Great and Fair Is She||Great and fair is she, our land||ST. GEORGE'S WINDSOR||William Watson||77.77 D||<cite>The Muse in Exile</cite> (New York: John Lane Company, 1913)|