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Children of tomorrow

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1 Come, children of tomorrow, come!
New glory dawns upon the world;
the warring banners must be furled,
the earth become our common home.

2 From plain and field and town there sound
the stirring rumors of the day;
old wrongs and burdens must make way
for all to tread the common ground.

3 Divided we have long withstood
the love that is our common speech.
The comrade cry of each to each
is calling us to humanhood.

Source: Singing the Living Tradition #110

Author: Zona Gale

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Text Information

First Line: Come children of tomorrow, come
Title: Children of tomorrow
Author: Zona Gale
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Initially Luther used the folk melody associated with his first stanza as the tune for this hymn. Later he composed this new tune for his text. VOM HIMMEL HOCH was first published in Valentin Schumann's Geistliche Lieder in 1539. Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) used Luther's melody in three places in his wel…

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Singing the Living Tradition #110

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