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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

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.

Chorus:
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 >

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

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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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