Chester. L.M. (8-8-8-8)

William Billings, Northampton Harmony, 1770

The tune is the exactly the same as #479 in The Sacred Harp, but with different words.

Listen to a pious MIDI file at cyberhymnal of this otherwise rousing tune.

4 stanzas compact PDF file. (print on letter size paper)
Download LilyPond file (4 stanzas).

All 5 stanzas PDF file. (print on legal size paper)
Download LilyPond file (5 stanzas).

Dr. Warren Steele's page about this song.

More stuff about the national anthem here.

And Wikipedia article for Chester (includes the stanza not given here).

Alternate tune for "My Country, 'Tis Of Thee".

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