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