Yes My Native Land I Love Thee - SSAATTBB

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Pioneer anthem for double mixed chorus (SSAATTBB) and organ accompaniment, based on the tune "Greenville," also known as the hymn "Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing."

Commissioned for the dedicatory service of the memorial to the Mormon pioneers who left Iceland to Zion.

Traditional throughout Christendom, this hymn has represented the feelings of those called to preach the Gospel in other lands. The early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had similar feelings as they left their homelands never to return again. Their sacrifice was great as they left behind their homes, their belongings, and in many instances, their loved ones in order to "come to Zion."

Composer: Jean-Jacque Rousseau
Arranger: James C. Kasen
Lyricist: Samuel Frances Smith
Difficulty: Medium
Performance time: 3:30

References: Psalm 31:23–24Doctrine and Covenants 6:13

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