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"Arise All Ye of MIT," formally entitled "In Praise of MIT," is often described as MIT's alma mater or school song.

Originally composed as "Arise Ye Sons of MIT," the lyrics were revised in 1985 to better reflect the gender diversity of the modern MIT.

The original "Arise Ye Sons of MIT" had words and music by John B. Wilbur '26 and was arranged by Frank D. Gage '22. The 1985 revision was by Alvin Kahn. In 2011, Prof. John Harbison wrote a jazz arrangement that was performed at MIT's 150th anniversary convocation.

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Arise All Ye of MIT

Arise all ye of MIT, in loyal fellowship.

The future beckons unto ye and life is full and good.

Arise and raise your glass on high; tonight shall ever be

A mem'ry that will never die, for ye of MIT.

Thy sons and daughters, oh MIT, return from far and wide

And gather here once more to be renourished by thy side,

And as we raise our glasses on high to pledge our love for thee

We join all those of days gone by in praise of MIT.

Arise Ye Sons of MIT

Arise all ye sons of MIT, in loyal brotherhood.

The future beckons unto ye and life is full and good.

Arise and raise your steins on high; tonight shall ever be

A mem'ry that will never die, ye sons of MIT.

Once more thy sons, oh MIT, return from far and wide

And gather here once more to be renourished by thy side,

And as we raise our steins on high to pledge our love for thee

We join thy sons of days gone by in praise of MIT.

Oh loyal sons of MIT, when clouds of war burn red,

In foreign land on distant sea, your battle line is spread,

To you we raise our steins on high wherever you may be

And join you voices from the sky, ye sons of MIT.

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