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Lift up your hearts in exultation

Representative Text

1 Lift up your hearts in exultation,
Ye who have feared your fight was vain,
Hear the glad cry that thrills the nation,
We shall be free from liquor's chain.

A thousand years of prohibition,
Lift up your eyes, behold the dawn!
The Nation's hope shall find fruition,
When from our land the curse has gone.

2 Long have we fought against the demon,
Luring our sons to drunkard's graves:
Brothers of mine, let us be freemen,
Down with the drink that makes men slaves. [Chorus]

3 O land of ours, that weeps in sorrow
Over the graves that drink has made,
Pray and be glad, for on the morrow
Low in the dust the foe be laid. [Chorus]

4 God's on our side, He will not fail us,
Rise in the strength God gave us to-day;
Strike down the foes that would assail us,
Banish the liquor-curse for aye. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #351

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lift up your hearts in exultation
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: A thousand years of prohibition



Instances (1 - 4 of 4)
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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #313

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d50

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The New Praiseworthy #351

Treasury of Song #d169

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