Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.@Proverbs 14:34
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R. Stanley Weir (1856-1926)

Adolphe-Basile Routhier, 1880. Translated from French to English by R. Stanley Weir, 1908. In 1968, a joint committee of the Canadian Senate and House of Commons amended Weir’s text to include the words, God keep our land. On July 1, 1980, Governor General Edward Schreyer proclaimed the Act recognizing this as the official national anthem of Canada.

O Canada Calixa Lavallée, 1880; harmony edited by William S. Dingman (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Calixa Lavallée (1841-1891)

O Canada! Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.

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God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

O Canada! Where pines and maples grow,
Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow,
How dear to us thy broad domain,
From East to Western Sea,
Thou land of hope for all who toil!
Thou True North, strong and free!

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O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise,
To keep thee steadfast through the years
From East to Western Sea,
Our own beloved native land!
Our True North, strong and free!

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Ruler Supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
Hold our dominion in Thy loving care;
Help us to find, O God, in Thee
A lasting, rich reward,
As, waiting for the better day,
We ever stand on guard.

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