Number: 561
Title: My Country, 'Tis of Thee
Composer: Unknown
Author: Unknown
Theme: National Songs

Lyrics:
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 every mountainside
    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.


* Or "parents."