Nursery Rhymes

Land of my Fathers

Land of my Fathers Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of this beloved Patriotic song begin with "O land of my fathers, O land of my love" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of this "Land of my Fathers" song were written by its Welsh author, Evan James. The author of the hymn, Evan James, was born in 1809 and died on September 30, 1878. The melodious music that accompanies the Patriotic words of the "Land of my Fathers" song was composed by James James.  The composer of the music to the "Land of my Fathers" song, James James, was born on 4 November 1832 and died on January 11, 1902. We have placed "Land of my Fathers" in the category of Patriotic Songs. Enjoy the loyal lyrics of this famous, inspirational song.

Land of my Fathers Hymn
Title: Land of my Fathers *** Name of Composer: James James *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Evan James *** Hymns Category: Patriotic Songs and Hymns

Author of the Lyrics
The patriot and author of the words of the "Land of my Fathers" lyrics, Evan James (1809-September 30, 1878), was born in Caerphilly, Wales and achieved fame as a poet and writer of the national anthem of Wales (Land of my Fathers), called 'Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau' in Welsh. His son James composed the music.

Composer of Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Land of my Fathers", James James (4 November 1832-January 11, 1902), was born in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales and became famous as a harpist, composer and musician.

Land of my Fathers Lyrics

O land of my fathers, O land of my love,
Dear mother of minstrels who kindle and move,
And hero on hero, who at honour's proud call,
For freedom their lifeblood let fall.

Wales! Wales! O but my heart is with you!
And long as the sea
Your bulwark shall be,
To Cymru my heart shall be true.

O land of the mountains, the bard's paradise,
Whose precipice, valleys lone as the skies,
Green murmuring forest, far echoing flood
Fire the fancy and quicken the blood.

For tho' the fierce foeman has ravaged your realm,
The old speech of Cymru he cannot o'erwhelm,
Our passionate poets to silence command
Or banish the harp from your strand.

Information about this Patriotic Song
Title of Hymn / Patriotic Song: Land of my Fathers
Author of Lyrics: Evan James (1809 to September 30, 1878)
Nationality of Author: Welsh

Name of Composer of Music: James James (4 November 1832 to January 11, 1902)
Hymn Category: Patriotic Songs and Hymns
First Line of Hymn: "O land of my fathers, O land of my love"
First Publication Date: 1856

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