Six popular songs (1840-1850)/England, Europe's glory

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There is a land amidst the waves,
Whose sons are famed in story;
Who never were, or will be slaves,
Nor shrink from death and glory.
Then strike the harp and bid it swell,
Admiring worlds adore ye;
Shout blessings on the land we dwell,
To England, Europe’s glory!

Blest land, beyond all lands afar,
Encircled by the waters;
With lion-hearted sons in war,
And beauty’s peerless daughters.
Go ye, whose discontented hearts
Disdain the joys before ye;
Go seek a home in foreign parts,
Like England, Europe’s glory.

This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.