Hymnary Friends,

We don't often ask for money.

But, before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going.

You are one of more than half a million people who come here every month: worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and many more. Here at Hymnary.org, you have free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure site.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team,
Harry Plantinga

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Full Text

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.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

2 I have seen him in the watchfires 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 He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
he is sifting out the hearts of all before his judgment seat.
O be swift, my soul, to answer him; be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on. [Refrain]

4 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 us holy, let us die to make all free,
while God is marching on. [Refrain]

Source: Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #194

Author: Julia Ward Howe

Born: May 27, 1819, New York City. Died: October 17, 1910, Middletown, Rhode Island. Buried: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Howe, Julia, née Ward, born in New York City in 1819, and married in 1843 the American philanthropist S. G. Howe. She has taken great interest in political matters, and is well known through her prose and poetical works. Of the latter there are Passion Flower, 1854; Words of the Hour, 1856; Later Lyrics, 1866; and From Sunset Ridge, 1896. Her Battle Hymn of the Republic, "eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord," was written in 1861 at the outbreak of the Civil War, and was called forth by the sight of troops for the seat of war, and published in her Later Lyrics, 1806, p. 41. It is f… Go to person page >



You have access to this FlexScore.
General Settings
Stanza Selection
Voice Selection
Text size:
Music size:
Transpose (Half Steps):
Contacting server...
Contacting server...

Questions? Check out the FAQ
This is a preview of your FlexScore.
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #633
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
The Cyber Hymnal #374
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
The United Methodist Hymnal #717
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
Worship and Rejoice #730
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF)
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)


Instances (1 - 46 of 46)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #242
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #336
Lift Every Voice and Sing II: an African American hymnal #226Text
Rejoice Hymns #701
Sing Joyfully #604TextPage Scan
Small Church Music #188Audio
TTT-Himnaro Cigneta #531Text
A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools #573
African American Heritage Hymnal #490TextFlexscorePage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #632
Baptist Hymnal 1991 #633TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Baptist Hymnal 2008 #645Text
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #439TextFlexscorePage Scan
Chalice Hymnal #705TextPage Scan
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #476TextPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #449
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #890TextPage Scan
Gather (3rd ed.) #985Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #766TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #759Page Scan
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #354Text InfoTextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #303Text
Hymns of Faith #553TextPage Scan
Hymns of Promise: a large print songbook #194TextPage Scan
Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #694Text
Praise y Adoración: a bilingual hymnal : un himnario bilingüe #79a
Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #74
Songs of Zion #24
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #437
The Bible Hymnal #127Text
The Celebration Hymnal: songs and hymns for worship #804
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #736
The Cyber Hymnal #374TextScoreAudio
The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #569Text
The New National Baptist Hymnal #475
The United Methodist Hymnal #717TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
The Worshiping Church #416TextFlexscorePage Scan
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #297TextPage Scan
Timeless Truths #858Text
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #315
Worship (3rd ed.) #686TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #864
Worship and Rejoice #730TextFlexscoreAudioPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #703
The New Century Hymnal #610TextFlexscore
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #40Text
Include 420 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us