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PATRIOTISM AND DEMOCRACY


151 Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
(BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC. 15,15,15,6. With Refrain)
Julia Ward Howe, 1862 William Steffe, 1852
 
1.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored ;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.
Refrain
Glory ! glory! Hallelujah!
Glory ! glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

2.

I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps ;
I can read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps,
His day is marching on.
Refrain

3.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall nev er call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before his judgment seat;
O be swift, my soul, to answer him ; be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.
Refrain

4.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom that transfigures you and me;
As he died to make men holy, let us die to make men free!
While God is marching on.
Refrain

Amen





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