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Behold With Joy (Elhanan Winchester and William Billings) Behold with joy the peaceful state Of people where Jehovah reigns Whose wisdom, power and goodness great Their glorious freedom still maintain. Happy the land whose rulers are Chose by the people's voice alone, For such will take a special care To save a country of their own. Hail happy place where freedom stands And liberty erects its throne Where fraud and cruel slavery's bands And tyranny are never known. Where none each other's peace annoys Where conscience never is oppressed Where each free liberty enjoys This is the land which God hath blessed. In this free state we would rejoice And dwell forevermore in peace And praise our God with cheerful voice Who makes our thrall and bondage cease. From American Hymns Old and New, Christ-Janer et al note: One of the Patriotic Hymns pipular during the American Revolution. RG RG
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