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by Phillip E. Lyon (Ohio Wesleyan 1916) about 1928


Hail, sons of destiny!
Sing a song of praise all glorious,
Proclaim it proudly,
Shout it loudly,
Magnify thy name!

Hail to thy gleaming star,
With its purple light victorious;
Undying fame attend thy name,
Thy rule shall ever be courageous.
Sons of mighty men shall know forever and for aye.

Phi Gamma Delta, Hail to thee,
All hail and evermore for thee
We’ll swear eternal victory,
Phi Gamma Delta, Hail!

This track was made available by Phi Gamma Delta IHQ.  Recorded June 1960 at RCA Studios, New York City. Produced by Richard Maltby (Northwestern 1936). The seventeen-voice male chorus was organized and supervised by Michael Stewart, conducted by James Leyden. Song arrangements by Maltby and Leyden. Hummel Fishburn (Penn State 1922) consulted.

Last modified: December 20, 2023