807. 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 father's 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
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Topic: Special Times and Seasons: God and Country
Tune Information
Name: AMERICA
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Key: F Major
Source: Thesaurus Musicus, c. 1745



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