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America by Samuel Francis Smith

LibriVox logoLibriVox volunteers bring you 5 recordings of America by Samuel Francis Smith (1808-1895). This was the Weekly Poetry project for July 4th – July 11th, 2010.
http://www.archive.org/download/america_1007_librivox/america_smith_rn_64kb.mp3″Running time=1m 31s (mp3@64kb)

Download locations: mp3 128kb : mp3 64kb : ogg vorbis.
Catalogue pages: LibriVox, Internet Archive.
Zip of the entire book (3.8MB@64kb), featuring all the different readers for this project.

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 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 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.

This week’s poem can be found here.


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