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74. hymn for our country.

by Elizabeth Oakes Smith.
Inscribed to President Lincoln.

God bless our Country!--look afar
     Behold, on every side,
From solar belt to Northern star,
     She standeth like a bride.
Upheld by God's almighty hand,
     How fair thou art, O Native Land!

Our meadows teem with goodly herds,
     Our garners overflow;
Our hills resound with singing birds,
     And bloom our vales below.
Upheld by God's all-bounteous hand,
     Thy cup is full, 0 favored Land.

God bless our Councils!--make us wise
     To worship and obey;
Let Justice reign, and Truth arise
     To guide our steps alway.
Upheld by His almighty hand,
     God bless the rulers of our Land.

God bless our Banner evermore!
     Beneath whatever sky,
By seas unknown, on desert shore,
     We fling it broad and high.
Uphold it by Thy mighty hand!
     God bless the Banner of our Land!

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