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Andy Williams The Exodus Song (this Land Is Mine) Lyrics

Last updated: 02/21/2014 06:34:40 PM

Artist: Andy Williams
Music written for 1960 film "Exodus" by Ernest Gold, who won an Oscar for the
score. Words added in 1961 by Pat "White Bucks" Boone as "This Land Is Mine."
Various versions charted in 1961 by Ferrante and Teicher (#2); Mantovani (#31);
Eddie Harris (jazz rendition, #36); Pat Boone (#64); and Edith Piaf (#116)

This land is mine, God gave this land to me
This brave and ancient land to me
And when the morning sun reveals her hills and plain
Then I see a land where children can run free

So take my hand and walk this land with me
And walk this lovely land with me
Though I am just a man, when you are by my side
With the help of God, I know I can be strong

Though I am just a man, when you are by my side
With the help of God, I know I can be strong

To make this land our home
If I must fight, I'll fight to make this land our own
Until I die, this land is mine

Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz

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Errors and cpmpliments | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/21/14

The music was written by Gold, the lyrics by Pat Boone, the song recorded by Andy Williams. It is a powerful part of the movie without the lyrics. Learning that Pat Boone wrote the strong lyrics adds to my appreciation. He caught the spirit of the film and music.

Special | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/1/11

This is the first "serious" song I learned to play on the piano while taking lessons as a child. I was moved then by the music an lyrics and even after all these years, I still remember most of the words.

Wakes up heart, wells up eyes of my 55 year-old body | Reviewer: Amitava Manna | 7/6/10

I suppose the title itself serves as review. So I only want to say that I recommend others to listen to this song at every opportunity. We are recessed with recession not because of money-intelligence but because we are recessed in the heart and soul. This son has enough motive power to make the rocks melt with emotion. I become lost from this mad world with the magic wand of Exodus. The recession will not stay, but the Exodus will stay--it is supported by God, the maker of life!

I dare ask why not make it a International anthem? Reason is, it is universal in nature. It is the burning need of today. All nations have national anthems but they do not have unity. The leaders speak of unity but it is the leaders who make us break into war! Exodus have the power to repair the broken down intelligence of man.

THIS LAND IS MINE | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/30/09

i first heard this song in The Exodus movie and i had no idea Andy Williams wrote it because i only heard Pat Boone sing it but i've always loved the "SMOOTH" touching sound of Andy William's voice....A TRUE MASTERPIECE.

Sampled | Reviewer: C-Tips | 6/6/07

The first couple of lines are nicely sampled as the intro on El Da Sensei 'Crowd Pleasa'

One of the best | Reviewer: Porus Patell | 9/17/06

Veyr few have heard this song.A masterpiece,one of the best.A tribute to Andy Williams