O land, of all earth’s lands the best,
Fair Freedom’s empire in the west;
From rising to the setting sun,
All nations here unite in one.
Fair Freedom’s land! fair Freedom’s land!
Begirt with might, long may she stand!
And may her realm Christ’s kingdom be
From lake to gulf, from sea to sea.
Our fathers came as exiles here,
They saw our day with vision clear;
Despised at home, the cornerstones
Which God, the nation’s builder, owns.
By faith this goodly land I see,
In Christ’s own freedom doubly free;
From north to south, from east to west,
Beneath His gentle scepter blest.