Sounding Childhood

"Our native land"

"Our Native Land" (Eddy #105)—using the tune America, now set to new words by W. E. Hickson, this song now honors “peace…war no more” (v. 1), with social justice (“May. Just and righteous laws / Uphold the public cause” v. 2), and unity: “make the nations see / That men should brothers be, / And form one family, / the wide world o’er” (v. 3).  This global spirit and sense of justice, without mentioning animals, thus extends the message past animal-welfare to global, and human, causes.

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