Columbia's Greatest Glory!
H. DE MARSAN, Publisher, 54 Chatham Street, New-York.
Columbia's Gretest Glory!
Columbia’s greatest glory
Was her loved Chief, fair Freedom’s friend,
Whose fame, renowned in story,
Shall last till time itself shall end.
Ye, Muses, bring your harps,
And sing sweet lays that in smooth numbers run,
In praise of our great Hero,
The Great, the God-like Washington!
His fame, through future ages,
Columbia’s Free-born Sons shall praise;
The anthem every heart engages,
All tongues shall join to sing his praise:
With joy, sound forth his virtuous worth,
And tell the glorious acts he’s done;
Of all mankind the Greatest
Was our beloved Washington!
And now, Thou, Great Creator,
Who formed his youth and watched his age,
Since Thou, in course of nature,
Hast called him from the earthly stage,
Great power, above enthroned in love,
who wast before this world began,
Receive, into Thy bosom,
Our virtuous Hero, George Washington!