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TO THEE, MY COUNTRY, by            
First Line: America, unbend that troubled brow!
Last Line: Shall false and foolish fears hold thee in thrall?
Alternate Author Name(s): Backus, L., Mrs.
Subject(s): League Of Nations; Nations; Peace; United States; War; America


America, unbend that troubled brow!
Why stay thy steps when thou mightst lead the way—
Usher the world into the fuller day,
With vision high the war-rent world endow?
O, trust it is not late to turn e'en now;
The nations from their mountain home now call:
Haste, join them in their mighty council hall.
Fulfill the pledge thou once didst take—thy vow
To make the world a safer place that Peace
Might hold her sway, and Freedom's light increase.
Work with thy sister states, ah, do thy share!
The League calls clear, speed forth lest high hopes fall.
Dear Land, wilt thou take council of despair—
Shall false and foolish fears hold thee in thrall?





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