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BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

by Julia Ward Howe (Public Domain)

Verse 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!

Verse 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

Chorus

Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

Verse 3

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him!  Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on

Verse 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

Ending

His truth is marching on

Featuring Guest Vocalists
Christin Cook (Lead)
Darrel Pitts and "Chosen" (Choir)

 


 

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