This is the official song of the state of Minnesota, U.S.
(Melody by Truman E. Rickard, Lyrics by Truman E. Rickard -vs.1 (1904) & Arthur E. Upson -vs.2, 1905)
Minnesota, Hail to Thee!
Hail to Thee, our state so dear,
Thy light shall ever be
A beacon bright and clear.
Thy sons and daughters true
Will proclaim Thee near and far.
They shall guard Thy fame and adore Thy name;
Thou shalt be their Northern Star!
Like the stream that bends to sea,
Like the pine that seeks the blue;
Minnesota, still for Thee
Thy sons are strong and true!
From Thy woods and waters fair,
From Thy prairies waving far.
At Thy call they throng with a shout and song;
Hailing Thee their Northern Star!
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