The veteran film, Exodus, is about the founding of the state of Israel and stars Paul Newman in an heroic account of those days although the book by Leon Uris is a highly favoured work.
A grand musical theme from the soundtrack has been popular and before long Pat "White Bucks" Boone wrote lyrics.
This brave and ancient land (Israel)...
the morning sun reveals her hills and plains
Then I see a land where children can run free.
....I'll.....make this land our own...
Until I die this land is mine.