Sounding Childhood

Our Native Land

Our Native Land (Eddy #105) is a patriotic song using the tune "America," now set to new words by W. E. Hickson. This song now honors “peace…[and] war no more” (v. 1), with social justice includes: “May just and righteous laws / Uphold the public cause” (v. 2).  Further, human unity should “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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