On The Anniversary Of The Independence Of The United States

By Anonymous

Let the poets of Europe write odes on their king
Or their musical notes raise so high,
The birth-day of freedom we ever will sing
And rejoice on the Fourth of July.

No proud, haughty monarch can here bear the sway
Since tyranny now we defy;
Fair liberty ushers this joyful glad day,
And proclaims ’tis the Fourth of July.

May Columbians united, preserve and protect
The blessings on which they rely,
Nor with shameful indifference ever neglect
To remember the Fourth of July.

This day be it sacred to freedom and peace,
Festivity, friendship and joy;
May our land in prosperity ever encrease
And be bles’d on the Fourth of July.