Columbia! The Hope of the World
H. DE MARSAN. DEALER IN SONGS TOY-BOOKS &C NO.54 CHATHAM. NY.
Columbia! the Hope of the World.
Columbia! we love thee .. and justly are proud
Of each deed of valor thy history tells,
While Heroes and Sages proclaim thee aloud
The Nation alone wherein Liberty dwells.
The dread of the Despot thy name still shall be,
And thy Banner float o’er float o’er the Free!
If e’er, in defiance of justice and right,
To plot thy destruction the Foe should combine,
Thy Freemen, Colombia! will rise in their might,
To die or defend thee, fair Liberty’s shrine;
And, in peace or in war, their watch-word shall be:
May thy Banner for ever float o’er the Free!
United and firm may thy children be found,
Thy free institutions and laws to maintain:
While throughout the world may thy pure fame
Respected alike o’er the land and the main;
Thy sails-, swelling” proudly, shall whiten the sea,
And thy Banner for ever float o’er the Free!