The Marines’ Hymn

November 7, 2010 at 8:44 am | Posted in hymns | Leave a comment
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The Marines’ Hymn

In 1929 the Commandant of the Marine Corps authorized the following verses of The Marines’ Hymn as the official version:

“From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country’s battles
On the land as on the sea;*
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine.

Our flag’s unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev’ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines

Here’s health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we’ve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven’s scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.” 

*Nov. 21, 1942, the Commandant of the Marine Corps approved a change in the words of the fourth line of the first verse to read, “In air, on land, and sea.”

 –         Taken from www.marineband.usmc.mil “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band. You can listen to the hymn at this site by the following tabs: Learning Tools > Library And Archives > Resources And References : The Marines’ Hymn

 The Marine’s 235th birthday is this coming Wednesday November 10, 2010. I want to personally thank every Marine past, present and future for serving their country. I appreciate your service and sacrifice. God bless all of you and your families. 

Much GRACE and peace to you,

 Bill

Romans 15:13

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