Behold the smiling, happy land that Freedom calls her own...
|Babylon is Fallen||117||427||No country escapes the judgment of God.|
|Chester||479||-||By American composer William Billings, this once was considered the unofficial national anthem.|
|Granville||547||-||"Lord, while we see whole nations die, our flesh and sense repine and cry, `Must Death forever rage and reign?'"|
|Greenwich||183||-||No leader escapes the judgment of God.|
|Liberty||137||137||"No more beneath th'oppressive hand of tyranny we groan."|
|Mount Vernon||110||110||A Lament for George Washington|
|Murillo's Lesson||358||358||"Columbia ... The queen of the world and the child of the skies."|
|My Country, 'Tis of Thee (America)||-||484b||"Sweet land of liberty..."|
|Ode on Science||242||-||All haughty tyrants we disdain, And shout, "Long live America."|
|Soldier's Delight||487||-||"Fight for your country and your God"|
|The American Star||346||-||"The spirits of Washington, Warren, Montgomery Look down from the clouds..."|
|War Department||160t||-||Devilishly difficult to sing; the text is considered racist by some; others argue that it is a paean to peacable living.|
Contributors include Paul Figura and Lee Bradley. Any and all errors are mine, of course.
--Will Fitzgerald, July, 2006