Songs We Like to Sing

Published 1912
Anvil Chorus
            Giuseppe Verdi

God of the nations, in glory enthroned,
Upon our lov'd country thy blessing pour;
Guid us and guard us from strife in the future,
Let Peace dwell among us for ever more
Proudly our banner now gleams with golden luster!
Brighter each star shines in the glorious cluster!
Hail! Hail! Hail! banner of the free!
And Peace and Union, and Peace and Union, throughout our happy land!

© 1999, Lynn Waterman