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Stand Up and Sing for America - Song List
Adopt Our Motto:
STAND UP AND SING FOR AMERICA!
ANY TIME! ANY WHERE!
GOD OF OUR FATHERS
By George William Warren and Daniel C. Roberts. Performed by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square from The Great Thanksgiving CD: Hymns and Songs – Alexander Schreiner and Frank Asper. Licensed to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment.
WELCOME! Immerse yourself in the fullness of this singing prayer. It is a Call to God - an Affirmation of Faith and Strength, and a wonderful way to begin your SING. This is sometimes called the "National Hymn." It was written in 1876 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence! Thank you to the amazing Tabernacle Choir for all they give to Life through their Music!
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER (verses 1 and 4)
By John Stafford Smith and Francis Scott Key. Performed by: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square– Richard P. Condie, Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra, from God Bless America album. Provided to YouTube by Sony Classical Entertainment.
Put your hand on your heart and face your U.S. Flag. It's TIME for everyone to sing our National Anthem instead of listening to others perform it! Think of the energy output:). If you have never experienced the final verse, well, now you will! Sing it Loud! Sing it Clear! For all you hold dear!
COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN
By Thomas A. Becket, Sr. Performed by
The Ambrosian Singers from Reader’s Digest: God Bless America: Patriotic Favorites, Vol.1 Album. Provided to YouTube by the Orchard Enterprises.
Long ago, this was considered by many to be the unofficial national anthem and most Americans knew it well. It's spirited and catchy and upbeat. Now, don't be shy: in this version, the instruments play the second verse without singers -- you sing it proudly! The singers come back for the third verse!
By Samuel Francis Smith & Henry Carey
Performed by Lee Greenwood, from American Patriot Album.
Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group. 1992 Capitol Records Nashville
This is an American classic. Hope you know that. :) It has been sung for decades and carried America thru thick and thin. This rendition allows us to experience all four verses - the Full Message is worthy of our time and singing. A beautiful song and we can feel the importance of it through Lee Greenwood, who has the heart of a true patriot.
THE LIBERTY SONG
To the tune of "Hearts of Oak," lyrics by John Dickenson in 1768! Performed by: Wallace House from ‘Ballads of the Revolution 1776-1781’, Folkways Music
Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprise
What did it feel like in the years around 1776? This is a song that was sung by the people and at many events during that time! It was written by John Dickenson in 1768 and is said to be the FIRST SONG that expressed American patriotism. From this comes "united we stand, divided we fall!" Listen up, America! So here you are now! Folk singer Wallace House makes it easy to talk-sing along. This song is a treasure. Lyrics mandatory. You're building singing stamina!
Lyrics by Brendan Graham, Music byWilliam Joseph. Performed by Celtic Woman from music video of performance , Nov 2009.
Official Celtic Woman account. Licensed to YouTube by UMG and numerous others
Please do not MISS this song! For many, this will be a favorite. The wonderful Celtic Woman tours America often and the song was written for them to sing for US. You will catch onto the melody quickly. A True Heart Song for AMERICA - you will feel your Dedication to this Nation and STEP UP!
GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
By Lee Greenwood. Performed by Lee Greenwood, Home Free and the US Air Force Choir. From Land of the Free album.
Official Home Free YouTube account, enabled for sharing! Yay!
What an amazing rendition of this song! It seems the music and words comes closer to American hearts every day. Deep with feeling and lots of harmony, this is truly special to sing! Everything about it overflows with Love for America.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
by Irving Berlin. Performed by Sandi Patty from Hymns of Faith: Songs of Inspiration Album. Licensed to YouTube, by SME and numerous others. Embedded, video enabled to share.
Not everyone knows the true opening of this timeless song - sure can feel it now. The lyrics are on the video too! God Bless Sandi Patty for her continual UPREACH and outreach through music. GOD BLESS AMERICA! YOUR HOME SWEET HOME!
AMERICA, THE BEAUTIFUL
"America, Beautiful" lyrics by Katherine Lee Bates, music by Samuel Ward,
arr. by Mark Hayes. Performed by St. John's Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, Donald Pearson, conductor, from the Delos album America the Golden Dream, DE3203. Used by permission.
For many, this is a favorite and has seen us through days and years. All the verses are here: have you ever experienced singing them? We love this arrangement by Mark Hayes! Thanks to the St. John's Cathedral Choir and Orchestra, it is beautiful to sing with. In the opening and through the song, don't think of our worries:think of America as you want it to be!
BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC
Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe, music by William Steffe. Performed by
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square,from America, the Beautiful. Provided by YouTube by Columbia, 1973 Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Embedded here, enabled to share.
Inspiring. Up-lifting. Gives Strength and Courage. Connects Heaven and Earth. Celebrates the Hope and Faith of millions. This song can heal, raise and renew a Nation. HIS TRUTH is MARCHING ON!
STAR-SPANGLED BANNER REPRISE
Performed by Sandi Patty, from Hymns of Faith: Songs of Inspiration Album. Licensed to YouTube by Curb Records and numerous others. Enabled to share as embedded.
THIS IS THE FINALE you will want to sing and experience. The words and music are so inspired, we hope everyone will send this out over America. The power going out in the end of the song (amplified by YOU singing)reminds of the grand finale we all love in our July 4th fireworks! WOW! Sandi Patty! WOW! Thank you for the Gift.
STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER - instrumental only
By John Philip Sousa
Arthur Fiedler & the Boston Pops Orchestra
Many of us love a Sousa March anytime the Spirit of America is needed!
DID YOU ENJOY SINGING FOR AMERICA?
Dear Friends! THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
Adopt our Motto: I WILL! STAND UP AND SING FOR AMERICA! ANY TIME! ANY WHERE!