Song: America in Make Christ King

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Details

(also known as My Country! 'Tis of Thee)

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Lyricist(s):
Smith, Samuel Francis

Page 240
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 330
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

America, #330

Lyrics

Verse 1
My country! ’tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrim’s pride,
From ev’ry mountainside,
Let freedom ring!

Verse 2
My native country thee,
Land of the noble, free,
Thy name I love;
I live thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills,
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.

Verse 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.

Verse 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!