An American patriotic song written by Samuel F. Smith while a student at the Andover Theological Seminary in Andover, Massachusetts in 1831. The tune is the same as the British anthem “God Save The Queen.”
My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride.
From every mountain side 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 father’s 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!