Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.@Psalm 33:12
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Alexander Muir (1830-1906)

Alexander Muir, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc). Muir wrote this song while principal of the Leslieville Public School in Toronto, Canada.

In days of yore, from Britain’s shore,
Wolfe, the dauntless hero, came
And planted firm Britannia’s flag
On Canada’s fair domain!
Here may it wave, our boast, our pride,
And join in love together,
The Thistle, Shamrock, Rose entwine,
The Maple Leaf forever.

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The Maple Leaf, our emblem dear,
The Maple Leaf forever!
God save the King and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf forever!

At Queenston Heights and Lundy’s Lane
Our brave fathers side by side
For freedom’s right and loved ones dear
Firmly stood and nobly died.
And those dear rights which they maintained
We swear to yield them never
Our watchword evermore shall be
The Maple Leaf forever.

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Our fair dominion now extends
From Cape Race to Nootka Sound;
May peace forever be our lot
And plenteous store abound;
And may those ties of love be ours
Which discord cannot sever,
And flourish green o’er Freedom’s home
The Maple Leaf forever.

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On merry England’s far-famed land
May kind Heaven sweetly smile;
God bless old Scotland evermore
And Ireland’s Emerald isle.
Then swell the song both loud and long,
Till rocks and forest quiver;
God save our King and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf forever!

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