Sacred Songs and Solos Lyrics
Hymn No.1175

First Line: Our Fatherland, thy name so dear,

Our Fatherland, thy name so dear,
Our souls repeat while strangers here ;
And oh, how oft we sigh for thee,
Dear Fatherland beyond the sea !

Our Fatherland, . . . dear Fatherland, . . .
We long to press . . . thy golden strand, . . .
And hail the bright . . . and shining band, . . .
In thy sweet vales, . . . dear Fatherland ! . .

2 Above the stars, above the skies,
Thy towering hills in beauty rise ;
Where sunny fields with verdure glow,
And fadeless flowers in beauty grow.

3 There Jesus reigns, our Saviour King,
And one by one His own will bring,
Thy songs to join, thy bliss to share,
O Fatherland, O Zion fair !

4 No tears shall dim, no pain destroy
The light of peace, the smile of joy ;
No more we'll clasp the parting hand
Within the gates, our Fatherland.