ALMA  MATER

 

Unfurl the banners of devotion,
Sealed by friendship's tie;
With hearts united in Grove High School,
That will never die.
Alma Mater, Alma Mater,
You will ever be.
We pledge our loyalty to Thee,
Through the passing years.

Far above the noisy bustling
Of our busy town,
Framed against the arch of Heaven,
Proudly She looks down.
Lift the chorus; Speed it onward;
Loud Her praises cry.
Hail to Thee, our Alma Mater;
Hail, all hail, Grove High.

 

The lyrics to the first verse were used as the Grove High School Alma Mater by 1942. The words to the second verse, written by Lamar Roberts, were used as the Alma by 1958 and through 1969. The tune, "Annie Lisle," was written by H.S. Thompson in c.1858. The first educational institution to use the music was Cornell University for their Alma Mater, "Far Above Cayuga's Waters," The popular tune was used by universities, colleges and high schools throughout the United States.

 

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