Song: My Country! 'Tis of Thee in The Old Story in Song

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(also known as America)

Published in The Old Story in Song (Copyright 1906, by Geo. W. Sanville)

Lyricist(s):
Smith, Samuel Francis

Page 182
Format: Mixed words and music
Designation: 221
Meter: 6.6.4.6.6.6.4.
Verses: 4 verses

Associated Tunes

America, #221

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 mountain side,
Let freedom ring.

Verse 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.

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!