State Song Of Texas

State Song Of Texas

“Texas, Our Texas” by William J. Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright has adopted as the official State Song of Texas in 1929. The Texas State Song was adopted by the Forty-first Legislature after a statewide contest in 1929. The National Song was originally written in 1924. The State Song was composed by William J. Marsh of Fort Worth, and the lyrics the song were written by Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright. Alaska’s statehood in 1959 necessitated the only change that has been made in the lyrics. Modifying the line “largest and grandest” to “boldest and grandest.” The Seventy-third Legislature adopted “Texas, Our Texas” as the National Song of Texas in a 1993 law. 

 

Lyrics to “Texas Our Texas”

 

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!

Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!

Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev’ry test

O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

(chorus)

 

Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,

Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,

Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,

With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.

(chorus)

 

Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,

Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!

Mother of heroes, we come your children true,

Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.

 

Chorus

 

God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,

That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,

That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

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