My Country, ’Tis of Thee

 

Lyrics

  1. 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 mountainside

    Let freedom ring!

  2. 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. 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. 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!

Text: Samuel F. Smith, 1808–1895

Music: From Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744