America
(My Country, 'Tis of Thee)
Music by Henry Carey (God Save The King)
Words by Samuel F. Smith
Published 1832


[Verse 1]
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!

[Verse 2]
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.

[Verse 3]
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.

{verse 4]
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.


GOD SAVE THE KING
(When first written it used Queen as the lyric
but since came to be known as "King")
Words and Music by Harry Carey
First Published 1745, written 1740

[Verse 1]
God save our gracious King,
Long live our noble King,
God save the King!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the King!

[Verse 2]
O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
God save us all!

[Verse 3]
Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the King!

[Verse 4]
Not in this land alone,
But be God's mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world over.

[Verse 5]
From every latent foe,
From the assassins blow,
God save the King!
O'er her thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend,
Our mother, prince, and friend,
God save the King!

[Verse 6]
Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring.
May he sedition hush,
And like a torrent rush,
Rebellious Scots to crush.
God save the King!