Land of Hope & Glory

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Dear land of hope, thy hope is crowned,

God make thee mightier yet;

On sov’reign brows beloved, renowned,

Once more thy crown is set!

Thine equal laws by freedom gained.

Have ruled thee well and long ;

By freedom gained, by truth maintained,

Thy Empire shall be strong.

 

Chorus: Land of hope and glory, mother of the free

How shall we extol thee, who are born of thee?

Wider still and wider shall thy bounds be set;

God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet,

God, who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet.

 

Thy fame is ancient as the days,
As ocean large and wide:

A pride that dares, and heeds not praise,

A stern and silent pride ;

Not that false joy that dreams content

With what our sires have won ;

The blood a hero sire hath spent

Still nerves a hero son.

 

Words by Arthur Christopher Benson

Music by Sir Edward Elgar


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