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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
 
Hail, Liberty
 
HAIL! Liberty, supreme delight,
  Thou idol of the mind!
Through every clime extend thy flight;
  The world range unconfined.
      The virtues of the just and brave        5
        Exist alone with thee;
      Nature ne’er meant to form a slave;
        Her birthright’s Liberty.
 
Though all the tyrants in the world
  Conspire to crush thy fame,        10
Still shall thy banners be unfurl’d;
  Eternal be thy name.
      The virtues of the just, &c.
 
Then let the world, in one great band
  Of glorious unity,
Drive despotism from each land,        15
  Or die for Liberty.
      The virtues of the just, &c.
 
Columbia, how bless’d art thou,
  Free from tyrannic sway!
Assert thy rights, thy laws avow,
  Drive discord far away.
      The virtues of the just, &c.
        20
 
And may’st thou, to the end of time,
  A sweet asylum be
To patriots of every clime,
  Who sigh for Liberty.
      The virtue of the just, &c.
 
 
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