Temperance and liberty

O shout the watchword clear and strong

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O shout the watchword clear and strong,
“Temperance and Liberty.”
We march to vict’ry over wrong,
Temperance and Liberty;
Come join together hand in hand,
Inspired by all that’s good and grand,
And help to save our native land,
Temperance and Liberty.

2 We’ll watch and work as well as pray,
Temperance and Liberty,
For soon will dawn our golden day,
Temperance and Liberty.
Eternal right is at the stake,
Our hands the chains of sin must break,
Through grace divine, and for his sake,
Temperance and Liberty.

3 Our noble cause the Lord will bless,
Temperance and Liberty,
It stands for truth and righteousness,
Temperance and Liberty.
With faith in God and self control,
We forward press to reach the goal,
Exultant sing with heart and soul,
Temperance and Liberty.

Source: Gospel Gems Number 1 : One Hundred Eighty Sacred Selections for Religious Meetings #172

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

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First Line: O shout the watchword clear and strong
Title: Temperance and liberty
Author: Lizzie DeArmond

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