The Texas State Song
Texas, Our Texas, the official state song of Texas, was adopted in 1929 after being selected in a state-wide competition. It was composed by William J. Marsh. The lyrics were written by Marsh and Gladys Yoakum Wright."Texas, Our Texas"Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry testO Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.(chorus)Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo.(chorus)Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!Mother of heroes, we come your children true,Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you.ChorusGod bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.