State Song Of Utah

State Song Of Utah

Utah, This is the Place” Is The Official State Song Of Utah. The Song, “Utah, This Is the Place”, was adopted as the official state song of Utah on March 13, 2003. This song was composed by Sam and Gary Francis was adopted as the official Utah State Song due to efforts by Cook Elementary School fourth-graders. This song was replaced the song that had been in place as Utah’s official state song for over 85 years. The story of how “Utah, This Is the Place” became the official State Song Of Utah, goes back to Utah’s centennial celebration in the year of 1996. The song was written for this celebration and It became quite popular in the years following the celebration helped. House Bill 223 called for changing the current Utah State Song to “Utah, This Is the Place” and designating the current state song, “Utah, We Love Thee”, as the official state hymn of Utah. On March 13, 2003, a new state song and an official state hymn were approved by the Legislature.


Utah, This is the Place

Words by Sam and Gary Francis and music by Gary Francis


    Utah! People working together

    Utah! What a great place to be.

    Blessed from Heaven above.

    It’s the land that we love.

    This is the place!


    Utah! With its mountains and valleys.

    Utah! With its canyons and streams.

    You can go anywhere.

    But there’s none that compare.

    This is the place!


    It was Brigham Young who led the pioneers across the plains.

    They suffered with the trials they had to face.

    With faith they kept on going till they reached the Great Salt Lake

    Here they heard the words…”THIS IS THE PLACE!”


    Utah! With its focus on family,

    Utah! Helps each child to succeed.

    People care how they live.

    Each has so much to give.

    This is the place!


    Utah! Getting bigger and better.

    Utah! Always leading the way.

    New technology’s here…

    Growing faster each year.

    This is the place!


    There is beauty in the snow-capped mountains, in the lakes and streams.

    There are valleys filled with farms and orchards too.

    The spirit of its people shows in everything they do.

    Utah is the place where dreams come true.


    Utah! With its pioneer spirit.

    Utah! What a great legacy!

    Blessed from Heaven above.

    It’s the land that we love.

    This is the place!


    Utah! Utah! Utah! 


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