Scripture Verse

All the earth is Mine. Exodus 19:5

Introduction

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Albert D. Watson
(1859–1926)

Words: Al­bert D. Wat­son, 1917. The orig­in­al words were writ­ten for use in Ca­na­da. See the end of this page for a ver­sion suit­a­ble for oth­er coun­tries.

Music: O Ca­na­da Ca­li­xa La­val­lée, 1880. Har­mo­ny ed­it­ed by Will­iam S. Ding­man (1858–1947) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ding­man (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Calixa Lavallée
(1841–1891)

Lyrics

Lord of the lands, beneath Thy bending skies,
On field and flood, where’er our banner flies,
Thy people lift their hearts to Thee,
Their grateful voices raise:
May our dominion ever be
A temple to Thy praise.
Thy will alone let all enthrone;

Refrain

Lord of the lands, make Canada Thine own:
Lord of the lands, make Canada Thine own!

Almighty Love, by Thy mysterious power,
In wisdom guide, with faith and freedom dower;
Be ours a nation evermore
That no oppression blights,
Where justice rules from shore to shore,
From lakes to northern lights.
May love alone for wrong atone;

Refrain

Lord of the worlds, with strong eternal hand,
Hold us in honor, truth and self-command;
The loyal heart, the constant mind,
The courage to be true,
Our wide extending empire bind,
And all the earth renew.
Thy name be known through every zone;

Lord of the worlds, make all the lands Thine own:
Lord of the worlds, make all the lands Thine own!

A modified version for use outside Canada:

Lord of the lands, beneath Thy bending skies,
On field and flood, where’er our banner flies,
Thy people lift their hearts to Thee,
Their grateful voices raise:
May e’er this thankful country be
A temple to Thy praise.
Thy will alone let all enthrone;

Refrain

Lord of the lands, make all our hearts Thine own:
Lord of the lands, make all our hearts Thine own!

Almighty Love, by Thy mysterious power,
In wisdom guide, with faith and freedom dower;
Be ours a nation evermore
That no oppression blights,
Where justice rules from shore to shore,
From lakes to mountain heights.
May love alone for wrong atone;

Refrain

Lord of the worlds, with strong eternal hand,
Hold us in honor, truth and self-command;
The loyal heart, the constant mind,
The courage to be true,
Our wide extending empire bind,
And all the earth renew.
Thy name be known through every zone;

Lord of the worlds, make all the lands Thine own:
Lord of the worlds, make all the lands Thine own!