The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #5462   Message #1633064
Posted By: Artful Codger
22-Dec-05 - 01:23 PM
Thread Name: Origins: America, The Beautiful
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: America, The Beautiful
I came across information stating that "Materna" was first published by Ward in 1888, though this source failed to mention where. Since Barbour matched it with "America" in 1904, it could not have first appeared in the 1906 hymnal (or edition?) from which the Library of Congress scan was made.