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  • "North Dakota Hymn"

    North Dakota has a state hymn written by James W. Foley and arranged by Dr. C. S. Putnam. Do they think these words are still appropriate for North Dakotans today? Explain. Ask the students if they were to write a new North Dakota Hymn, what words would they write to tell about North Dakota?

    “North Dakota Hymn”

    North Dakota, North Dakota
    With thy prairies wide and free,
    All thy sons and daughters love thee,
    Fairest state from sea to sea;
    North Dakota, North Dakota,
    Here we pledge ourselves to thee.
    North Dakota, North Dakota,
    Here we pledge ourselves to thee.

    Hear thy loyal children singing,
    Songs of happiness and praise,
    Far and long the echoes ringing
    Through the vastness of thy ways—
    North Dakota, North Dakota,
    We will serve thee all our days.
    North Dakota, North Dakota,
    We will serve thee all our days.