Fifes and Drums/Messengers

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MESSENGERS

(Tune: The Russian Hymn)

Lord God Omnipotent, forth Thou art sending
    Us, as Thy messengers, blessed with Thy Word,
Souls rich endowed, and inspired with hope unending.
    Shout we, America hath girt on her sword!

Sword of Democracy, tempered and glowing.
    Sword of the Union—Free States in accord—
Sword of high righteousness, wrong overthrowing!
    Shout we, America hath girt on her sword!

Clear, brave, the echoes dart! Our message is sounding:
    Safe be the Rule of the People, O Lord!
Safe through the world, all injustice confounding!
    Shout we, America hath girt on her sword!

Florence Mary Bennett.