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Fatherland 462

Tune: Samuel Wakefield, 1843; Arranged by Miss Jones, 1869
Alto: Wilson Marion Cooper, 1902
Lyrics: William Hunter, 1843
Meter: 9s,8s Double (9,8,9,8,9,8,9,8)
There is a place where my hopes are stayed,
My heart and my treasures are there;
Where virtue and blessings never fade,
And fields are eternally fair.
That blissful place is my fatherland,
By faith its delights I explore,
Come, favor my flight, angelic band,
And waft me in peace to the shore.