Advent Hymnals

816. PROTECT US

Christ in Song,

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 ev'ry mountain side
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 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.

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Title Protect Us
Key G Major
Titles undefined
First Line My country, 'tis of thee
Author Rev. Samuel Smith
Year 1908
Composer Henry Carey
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Tune AMERICA
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Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects God: God's Protection; Special Occasions: Patriotic Hymns
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