Then, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O Union, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all its hopes of future wars,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate.
We know what Master laid thy keel.
Land of the forest and the rock,
Of dark blue lake and mighty river,
Of mountains reared on high to mock
The storm's career and lightning's shock,
My own green land forever!
Oh! never may a son of thine,
Where'er his wandering feet incline
Forget the sky that bent above
His childhood like a dream of love!