A hundred years ago

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1 In the distant past, when our century began,
And our land felt a tyrant’s rod,
There arose a cry for the sacred rights of man,
And a loud appeal to God.

Our fathers bravely fought ‘neath the banner of the Lord,
And they conquered every foe,
For the God of might aided freedom and the right,
A hundred years ago.

2 For their lives they fought, for our country and for truth,
For freedom to worship God;
And they gained for us, in our nation’s tired youth,
A release from error’s rod. [Refrain]

3 May the word of truth enter every heart and home,
And the gospel fresh triumphs win,
Till the whole wide world, in a hundred years to come,
Be free from every sin. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #171

Author: Joseph H. Martin

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First Line: In the distant past
Title: A hundred years ago
Author: Joseph H. Martin
Refrain First Line: Our fathers bravely fought
Copyright: Public Domain



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