Columbia's Alumni Song
Here’s a health to our dear Alma Mater, Here’s a pledge of devotion and truth, May she glow in our hearts bright and brighter, As our school days recede with our youth; Live forever our true tender mother, Fill our souls with thy sweetness and light; O rejoice we, my sister, my brother, We all are her children tonight. So we sing now to thee, alma mater, We extol through the land thy fair fame, Thou hast taught all thy proud sons and daughters, So to live as to honor thy name. Hold forever, Columbia, thy station, Fling thy true colors free to the wind; In thy name we shall lift up the nation, In thy spirit shall serve humankind.
— Emanuel D. Schonberger, 1904