Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Independence Day

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.

~"America" by Samuel Francis Smith

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