This Canada of ours and other poems/This Canada of Ours

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This Canada of Ours  (1873) 
by James David Edgar
Lyrics by James David Edgar, music written by Elizabeth Harriet Ridout. See also New York Times: A National Song for Canada, 1873.

Let other tongues in older lands James David Edgar Elizabeth Harriet Ridout

Let other tongues in older lands
  Loud vaunt their claims to glory,
And chaunt in triumph of the past,
  Content to live in story.
Tho' boasting no baronial halls,
  Nor ivy-crested towers,
What past can match they glorious youth,
    Fair Canada of ours?
      Fair Canada,
      Dear Canada,
    This Canada of ours!

We love those far-off ocean Isles,
  Where Britain's monarch reigns;

We'll ne'er forget the good old blood
  That courses through our veins;
Proud Scotia's fame, old Erin's name,
  And haughty Albion's powers,
Reflect their matchless lustre on
    This Canada of ours.
      Fair Canada,
      Dear Canada,
    This Canada of ours!

May our Dominion flourish then,
  A goodly land and free,
Where Celt and Saxon, hand in hand,
  Hold sway from sea to sea;
Strong arms shall guard our cherished homes,
  When darkest danger lowers,
And with our life-blood we'll defend
    This Canada of ours.
      Fair Canada,
      Dear Canada,
    This Canada of ours!