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Land of Hope and Glory

Land of Hope and Glory Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of this illustrious Patriotic song begin with "Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of this "Land of Hope and Glory" song were written by its English author, Arthur Christopher Benson. The author of the hymn, Arthur Christopher Benson, was born on 24 April 1862 and died on 17 June 1925. The soaring music that accompanies the Patriotic words of the "Land of Hope and Glory" song was composed by Sir Edward William Elgar.  The composer of the music to the "Land of Hope and Glory" song, Sir Edward William Elgar, was born on 2 June 1857 and died on February 23,1934. We have placed "Land of Hope and Glory" in the category of Patriotic Songs. Enjoy the loyal lyrics of this famous, inspirational song.

Land of Hope and Glory Hymn
Title: Land of Hope and Glory *** Name of Composer: Edward Elgar *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Arthur Christopher Benson *** Hymns Category: Patriotic Songs and Hymns

Author of the Lyrics
The patriot and author of the words of the "Land of Hope and Glory" lyrics, Arthur Christopher Benson (24 April 1862-17 June 1925), was born in Lower Broadheath, Worcester, England and achieved fame as a poet, essayist, author, teacher and hymn writer.

Land of Hope and Glory Lyrics

Land of Hope and Glory,
Mother of the Free,
How shall we extol thee,
who are born of thee?

Wider still, and wider,
shall thy bounds be set;
God, who made thee mighty,
 make thee mightier yet!

Truth and Right and Freedom,
each a holy gem,
Stars of solemn brightness,
weave thy diadem.

Tho' thy way be darkened,
still in splendour drest,
As the star that trembles
o'er the liquid West.

Throned amid the billows,
throned inviolate,
Thou hast reigned victorious,
thou has smiled at fate.

Land of Hope and Glory,
fortress of the Free,
How may we extol thee,
praise thee, honour thee?

Hark, a mighty nation
maketh glad reply;
Lo, our lips are thankful,
 lo, our hearts are high!

Hearts in hope uplifted,
loyal lips that sing;
Strong in faith and freedom,
 we have crowned our King!

Composer of Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Land of Hope and Glory", Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857-February 23,1934), was born in Lower Broadheath, Worcester, England and became famous as a composer and musician. Edward Elgar is best known for his orchestral works including the Enigma Variations and the Pomp and Circumstance Marches.

History of Land of Hope and Glory
This highly patriotic song is sung with great gusto every year at the 'Last Night of the Proms', and at almost every occasion, to celebrate British patriotism. The words were added to Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1. at the suggestion of King Edward VII to celebrate his coronation.

Information about this Patriotic Song
Title of Hymn / Patriotic Song: Land of Hope and Glory
Author of Lyrics: Arthur Christopher Benson (24 April 1862 to 17 June 1925)
Nationality of Author: English
Name of Composer of Music: Sir Edward William Elgar (2 June 1857 to February 23,1934)
Hymn Category: Patriotic Songs and Hymns
First Line of Hymn: "Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free"
First Publication Date: 1902

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