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HOME AND PATRIOTIC SONGS


3 Hail, Columbia, Happy Land
Joseph Hopkinson, Philip Phile,
 

1. Hail, Columbia, happy Land! Hail, ye heroes,
heaven born band! Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause, Who
fought and bled in Freedom's cause, And when the storm of
war was gone Enjoyed the peace your valor won. Let independence be our boast, Ever mindful what it cost;
Ever grateful for the prize, Let its altars reach the skies.
Firm, united, let us be, Rallying round our liberty
As a band of brothers joined, Peace and safety we shall find.

2. Immortal patriots, rise once more! Defend your rights, defend your shore ; Let no rude foe, with impious hand, Let
no rude foe, with impious hand, Invade the shrine where
sacred lies, Of toil and blood the well-earned prize. While offering
peace, sincere and just, in heaven we place a manly trust, That truth and justice shall prevail, And every scheme of bondage fail.
Firm, united, let us be, &c.

3. Sound, sound the trump of fame! Let Washington's great name Ring through the world with loud applause!
Ring through the world with loud applause ! Let every clime to
Freedom dear, Listen with a joyful ear; With equal
skill with steady power, He governs in the fearful hour Of horrid war or guides with ease, The happier times of honest peace.
Firm, united, let us be, &c.

4. Behold the chief, who now commands, Once more to serve his
country stands ; The rock on which the storm will beat! The
rock on which the storm will beat! But armed in virtue
firm and true, His hopes are fixed on heaven and you. When hope was
sinking in dismay, When gloom obscured Columbia's day, His
steady mind from changes free, Resolved on death or liberty.
Firm, united, let us be, &c.

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