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My Country, 'Tis of Thee (song)
Newsgroups: freenet.shrine.songs
From: aa300 (Jerry Murphy)
Subject: My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Date: Wed Jan 24 15:46:31 1990

Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895) was a Baptist clergyman 
and poet, as well as writer of many hymns. All but one of 
his works have slipped into forgotten antiquity; this one 
he wrote while doing undergraduate work at Andover 
Theological Seminary, in 1831.


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 mountain-side
     Let freedom ring.
    .    .    .    .    .

Our fathers' God, to thee,
Author of liberty,
     To thee I sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by They might,
     Great God, our King!

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