Scripture Verse

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12


William G. Ballantine

Words: Will­iam G. Ball­an­tine, 1912, alt.

Music: Russ­ian Hymn Al­ex­is F. Lvov, 1833 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alexis F. Lvov


God save America! New world of glory,
Newborn to freedom and knowledge and power,
Lifting the towers of her lightning-lit cities
Where the flood tides of humanity roar.

God save America! Here may all races
Mingle together as children of God;
Founding an empire on brotherly kindness,
Equal in liberty, made of one blood.

God save America! Brotherhood banish
Wail of the worker and curse of the crushed;
Calling the nations to glad federation;
Leading the world in the triumph of love.

God save America! ’Mid all her splendors,
Save her from pride and from luxury;
Throne in her heart the unseen and eternal;
Right be her might and the truth make her free.