Truth Shall Rise Again

Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again

Author: William Cullen Bryant
Tune: [Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Truth, crush'd to earth, shall rise again.
Th' eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain.
And dies among his worshipers.

2. Heed not the shaft by hatred cast,
The foul and hissing bolt of scorn;
For with the right shall dwell at last
The vict'ry of endurance born.

3. Yea, tho' thou lie upon the dust,
When all thy helpers flee in fear,
Die full of hope and manly trust,
Like those who fell for freedom dear.

4. Some other arm thy sword wield,
Some other hand the standard wave,
Till from the trumpet's mouth is pealed
The blast of triumph o'er thy grave.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #779

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Bryant, William Cullen. First in order of time of the great American poets, Bryant was born at Cummington, Mass., Nov. 3, 1794, and was educated at Williams College. In 1815 he'was called to the Bar, and practised for a time at Great Barrington. In 1825 he retired from the Bar, settled at New York, and devoted himself to literary pursuits, founding the New York Review, and editing for a short time the New York Evening Post. He died June 12, 1878. His poetical and other works are well known. His hymns were written at intervals during his long life. They were collected and privately printed in 1869, and number over 20. Those in common use are:— 1. Almighty, listen while we raise. Praise. This is given as "Almighty hear us,” &c,… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again
Title: Truth Shall Rise Again
Author: William Cullen Bryant
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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