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Hail Columbia

Lyrics: Joseph Hopkinson
Tune: “The President's March” Philip Pfeil (Phile) [Download the mp3]

Hail Columbia, happy land!
Hail ye Heroes, heaven-born band,
Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause,
Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause,
And when the storm of war was gone,
Enjoy'd the peace your valor won!
Let Independence be your boast,
Ever mindful what it cost,
Ever grateful for the prize,
Let its altar reach the skies.

Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our Liberty,
As a band of Brothers join’d,
Peace and safety we shall find.

Immortal Patriots, rise once more,
Defend your rights, defend your shore;
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Let no rude foe, with impious hand,
Invade the shrine where sacred lies
Of toil and blood, the well earn’d prize,
While off’ring peace, sincere and just,
In heav’n we place a manly trust,
That truth and justice will prevail,
And ev’ry scheme of bondage fail.

Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our Liberty,
As a band of Brothers join’d,
Peace and safety we shall find.



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Updated 12/08/2010.