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NFMC COLLECT

By May Belle (Mrs. Thomas J.) Cole

Excerpts from The Musical Ritual by Gertrude F. Seiberling

 

We praise and thank thee, Father, for the gift of music.

Through us, as channels of Thy grace, may this blessed legacy be shared with all mankind.

 

Grant that we may exemplify in our own lives the harmony of Thy great purpose for us.

 

Give us magnitude of soul and such understanding hearts, that we who make music may be as players upon rightly tuned instruments responding to Thy leading.

 

Let us with renewed consecration dedicate ourselves to the purpose of our Federation — to bring the spiritualizing force of music to the inner life of our nation.

 

Open our minds that Divine knowledge and wisdom may teach us how best to execute our pledge.

 

NFMC FEDERATION HYMN

Words by Irena Foreman Williams

Arr. by Peter C. Lutkin

 

To Thee, our God, Creator King

To Thee our hymn of thanks we sing,

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thy boundless mercy crowns our days

Thine be the mead of joyful praise,

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

Thy truth and patience make us know,

Toward Thy perfection let us grow,

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Thy providence our path has led,

By Thy good grace our souls are fed,

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

On Thy strong arm Thy people lean,

Grant vision clear and purpose keen,

Alleluia, Alleluia.

Our lives to Thee we dedicate,

Thy truth to keep inviolate,

Alleluia, Alleluia, alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

 

THE STAR-SPANGLED BANNER

National Anthem written by Francis Scott Key

 

Oh say, can you see by the dawn’s early light

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight

O’er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Oh, say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

 

O thus be it ever when free men shall stand

Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation;

Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heaven rescued land

Praise the Pow’r that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto: “In God is our Trust!”

And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

 

TEXAS, OUR TEXAS

Official State Song

Adopted by Texas Legislature, May, 1929

Words: Gladys Yoakum Wright & William J. Marsh

Music: William J. Marsh

 

Texas, our Texas! All hail the mighty State,

Texas, our Texas! So wonderful, so great!

Boldest and grandest, withstanding every test;

O Empire wide and glorious,

You stand supremely blest.

 

(Chorus)

God bless you Texas!

And Keep you brave and strong.

That you may grow in power and worth

Throughout the ages long.

 

Texas, dear Texas! From tyrant grip now free,

Shines forth in splendor, our star of destiny!

Mother of heroes, we come, Your Children True,

Proclaiming our allegiance,

Our faith, our love, for you.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America,

and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God,

indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Pledge of Allegiance to the Texas Flag

 

Honor the Texas Flag: I pledge allegiance to thee, Texas, one and indivisible.

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