Hail Columbia Happy Land


Hail! Columbia, happy land!
Hail! ye heroes, heav’n-born band,
Who fought and bled in freedom’s cause,
Who fo’t and bled in freedom’s cause,
And when the storm of war was gone,
Enjoyed the peace your valor won;
Let Independence be your boast,
Ever mindful what it cost,
Ever grateful for the prize,
Let is altar reach the skies.

Refrain:
Firm, united let us be,
Rallying round our liberty,
As a band of brothers joined,
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-earned prize;
While off’ring peace sincere and just,
In heav’n we place a manly trust,
That truth and justice may prevail,
And ev’ry scheme of bondage fail! [Refrain]

Sound, sound the trump of fame!
Let Washington’s great name
Ring thro’ the world with loud applause,
Ring thro’ the world with loud applause!
Let ev’ry clime to freedom dear,
Listen with a joyful ear;
With equal skill with steady pow’r
He governs in the fearful hour
Of horid war or guides with ease,
The happier time of honest peace. [Refrain]