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O Give Me a Home

By: Ardis E. Parshall - December 03, 2013

O Give Me a Home

Author Unnamed

Tune — “Dark Loch Na Garr.”

O give me a home, where the banner of freedom
Waves proudly on high, that all people may see;
Where the good and the great, from the midst of the nations,
May live in the light and forever be free.

But lately our nation in conflict was bleeding,
Her proud race obstructed e’er rightly begun,
While a “Washington” now more than ever she’s needing,
To battle for freedom, disunion to shun.

For years was the arm of a patriot proffered,
In liberty’s cause, our Union to save,
But mobocrats’ ire, and the ‘curse of the nation’
Sent Joseph, th’ ‘anointed of God,” to his grave.

‘Twas then that the Eagle, now free and unfettered,
Soared proudly aloft to the mountains on high,
Where the right and the truth int he sunshine or tempest
Rejoicing in freedom, may tyrants defy.

We well may be proud of those stern, rugged mountains,
We boast of their strength, while they shield us from harm,
Surrounding one spot — where Jehovah can cherish
The Latter-day work — from the gathering storm.

Then give me a home where the banner of freedom
Waves proudly on high, that all people may see;
Where the good and the great from the midst of the nations
May live in the light and forever be free.

(1866)



1 Comment »

  1. Voila! The Utah Eagle Forum has its official anthem!

    Comment by David Y. — December 3, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

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