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PATRIOTISM AND DEMOCRACY


Great and Fair Is She, Our Land 154
(ST. GEORGE'S, WINDSOR. 7, 7, 7, 7, D.)
William Watson, 1910 George J. Elvey, 1858
 
1.
Great and fair is she, Our land,

High of heart and strong of hand;
Dawn is on her fore -head still,
In her veins youth's arrowy thrill.
Hers are riches, might and fame ;
All the earth resounds her name ;
In her road-steads navies ride :
Hath she need of aught beside ?

2.
Power Unseen, before whose eyes

Nations fall and nations rise,
Grant she climb not to her goal
All forgetful of the Soul !
Firm in honor be she found,
Justice-armed and mercy-crowned,
Blest in labor, blest in ease,
Blest in noiseless cahritides.

3.
Unenslaved by thing that must

Yield full soon to mouth and rust,
Let her hold a light on high
Men unborn may travel by.
Mightier still she then shall stand,
Moulded by thy secret hand,
Power Eternal, at whose call

Nations rise and nations fall Amem.






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