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Robert Stanley Weir

Canadian judge and poet
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.

Robert Stanley Weir (15 November 185620 August 1926) was a Canadian judge and poet most famous for writing the English lyrics to "O Canada", the national anthem of Canada.

QuotesEdit

 
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide, O Canada,
We stand on guard for thee.
  • Dreaming upon the sands I lift mine eyes to gaze
    Beyond the infinite and heaving blue;
    The far horizon, blurred in cloud and haze,
    Bends o'er some beach (I muse) a thousand leagues from view.
    "And there," saith Fancy, " looking toward these sands,
    Wistful like thee, an unknown dreamer stands!"
    • "By The Sea", in The North American Review, Vol. 187 (February 1913) p. 234

O Canada (1908)Edit

  • O Canada!
    Our home and native land!
    True patriot love in all thy sons command.
    With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
    The True North strong and free!
    From far and wide,
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
  • God keep our land glorious and free!
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
    O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
  • O Canada! Where pines and maples grow.
    Great prairies spread and lordly rivers flow.
    How dear to us thy broad domain,
    From East to Western Sea,
    Thou land of hope for all who toil!
    Thou True North, strong and free!
  • O Canada! Beneath thy shining skies
    May stalwart sons and gentle maidens rise,
    To keep thee steadfast through the years
    From East to Western Sea,
    Our own beloved native land!
    Our True North, strong and free!
  • Ruler supreme, who hearest humble prayer,
    Hold our dominion within thy loving care;
    Help us to find, O God, in thee
    A lasting, rich reward,
    As waiting for the Better Day,
    We ever stand on guard.

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