Mount Vernon 110
Tune: Stephen Jenks, 1799
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Theodore Dwight, 1799
Meter: Long Meter Double (8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8)
What solemn sound the ear invades?
What wraps the land in sorrow�s shade?
From heav�n the awful mandate flies,
The father of his country dies.
Where shall our nation turn its eye?
What help remains beneath the sky?
Our friend, protector, strength and trust,
Lies low and mould�ring in the dust.