531. Battle Hymn of the Republic

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:
Humankind have seen the glory of the Sovereign One who saves,
In this wartorn world so gory testify the martyrs' graves.
May the ending of the story tell that now there are no slaves:
For God 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 I have read a fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel;
"As ye deal with My contemners, so with you My grace shall deal";
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on. (Refrain ...)

4 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. (Refrain ...)

5 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 live to make men free;
While God is marching on. (Refrain ...)

6 He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on. (Refrain ...)

Text Information
First Line: Mine eyes have seen the glory
Title: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Original Language: English (stanzas), Espera
Author (stanzas): Julia Ward Howe
Author (refrain): Ann E. Beatty
Translator (refrain): Ros' Haruo
Publication Date: 2009
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Humankind have seen the glory of the Sovereign One who saves
Tune Information
Name: BATTLE HYMN (Beatty)
Composer: Ann E. Beatty
Source: Espero Internacia



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