Saturday, July 4, 2009

My Country, 'Tis of Thee

Happy 4th of July! Today, one of my favorite patriotic songs and a few images from this country that I love...

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!

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.

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.

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.

Happy Independence Day!  
How will you celebrate today?

Words: Sam­u­el F. Smith, 1832
Music: America, The­saur­us Mu­sic­us, 1744
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1 comment:

Juliemarg said...

I love this - thanks for providing all the verses.

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