PROUDEST of all earth’s thrones
Is his who rules by a free people’s choice;
Who, ‘midst fierce party strife and battle groans,
Hears, ever rising in harmonious tones,
A grateful people’s voice.
Steadfast in thee we trust,
Tried as no man was ever tried before;
God made thee merciful–God keep thee just;
Be true!–and triumph over all thou must.
God bless thee evermore!
Originally posted 2009-06-20 16:42:40.