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HOME AND PATRIOTIC SONGS


6 Wherever War, With Its Red Woes
(RED CROSS SPIRIT)
John Finley, C. Harold Lowden, 1880-
 
1.
Wherever war with its red woes,

Or flood or fire or famine goes, There, too go I;
If earth in any quarter quakes
Or pestilence its ravages makes, Thither. I fly.

2.
I go wherever men may dare, I go wherever

woman's care
And Love can live, Wherever strength and
skill can bring Surcease to human suffering,
Or solace give.

3.
I am your pennies and your pounds;

I am your bodieson their rounds Of pain afar;
I am you,doing what you would
If you ere only where you could— Your avatar.

4.
The cross which on my arm I wear,

The flag which o'er my breast I bear,
Is but the sign Of what you'd sacrifice for him

Who suffers on the hellish rim Of war's red line.





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