Sunday, July 3, 2016

Let Freedom Ring

My Country, 'Tis of Thee (America)

Words: Samuel F. Smith, 1808-1895
Music: From Thesaurus Musicus, London, 1744


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!


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.



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.



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.




Happy
Independence
Day









21 comments:

  1. Beautiful wordings about your country...

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  2. Such beautiful photos to accompany touching lyric. Happy Independence Day!

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  3. What inspiring images! Have a beautiful freedom-filled day!

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  4. Hi Debby, I remember singing this old favorite in school after we said the pledge of allegiance each day!! Great post. Happy 4th of July!!

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  5. What lovely photos of our beloved flag... Happy 4th of July
    Love, Roxy

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  6. Beautiful photos, Debbie, to accompany this beautiful song filled with sentiments we should all think about more often. Thank you for a lovely reminder.

    Happy 4th to you and yours,
    Carol

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  7. Beautiful picture to go along with these wonderful words.
    We too used to sing this song every day in school.

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  8. Beautiful post...on this day of The 4th of July!! Here in Ohio...we are having rain today. So I will be watching fireworks on TV this evening.
    ~Cindy

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  9. I trust that you are having a wonderful day,celebrating the freedoms of your country.

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  10. Such a lovely post with glorious photos. Happy Independence Day to you!

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  11. Glorious photos, beautiful country. Hope you had a wonderful 4th!!

    GOD BLESS!

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  12. I hope you had a happy 4th, Debby.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Hope you had a wonderful day with family. love, love, love your images.

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  14. Beautiful! When I was in elementary school, we used to start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the first verse of this song. Good memories.

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  15. So beautiful Ms. Debby! Hope your 4th of July weekend was filled with beauty.

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  16. Dearest Debby, what a gorgeous post! How I love these words and seeing them paired with your lovely photos broughts tears to my eyes.

    Love, hugs, and blessings to you!

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  17. These are awesome pics of our Flag! A very patriotic post and so lovey as well.

    ~Sheri

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