Old New Hampshire

New Hampshire State Song 1

PortsmouthNHLighthouse.jpg

Portsmouth Harbor lighthouse, New Hampshire

Portsmouth Harbor lighthouse, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; photo by Mike Cempa (maine_mike) on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted wit attribution / no derivative works).

Old New Hampshire

by Dr. John F. Holmes and Maurice Hoffmann

New Hampshire designated Old New Hampshire by Dr. John F. Holmes and Maurice Hoffmann as the official state song in 1949.

Verse 1

With a skill that knows no measure,
From the golden store of Fate
God, in His great love and wisdom,
Made the rugged Granite State;
Made the lakes, the fields, the forests;
Made the Rivers and the rills;
Made the bubbling, crystal fountains
Of New Hampshire's Granite Hills

Chorus

Old New Hampshire, Old New Hampshire
Old New Hampshire Grand and Great
We will sing of Old New Hampshire,
Of the dear old Granite State

Verse 2

Builded he New Hampshire glorious
From the borders to the sea;
And with matchless charm and splendor
Blessed her for eternity.
Hers, the majesty of mountain;
Hers, the grandeur of the lake;
Hers, the truth as from the hillside
Whence her crystal waters break

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