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Murrillo’s Lesson 358

Tune: The Sacred Harp, 1850
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: Timothy Dwight, ca. 1778
Meter: 11s Double (11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11)
As down a lone valley with cedars o'erspread,
From war's dread confusion I pensively strayed,
The gloom from the face of fair heaven retired,
The winds hushed their murmurs, the thunders expired;
Perfumes as of Eden flowed sweetly along,
A voice as of angels enchantingly sung,
“Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise,
The queen of the world and the child of the skies.”