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Who Are the Patriots?

Representative Text

1 Who are the patriots? Those who light
the torch of war from hill to hill?
Or those who kindle on the heights
the beacons of a world's good will?

2 Who are the patriots? Those who serve
this globe suspended in the dark of space.
This fragile planet they conserve,
the homeland of the human race.

3 We draw our boundaries in our pride,
defend them with our children's blood.
But rains and winds and ocean tides
declare the truth; the world is one.

4 Who are the patriots? Only those
whose purpose is the common good,
who in their love all lands enclose,
whose world is all one neighborhood.

Source: Worship in Song: A Friends Hymnal #286

Author: F. L. Knowles

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Adapter: Roberta Bard

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Text Information

First Line: Who are the patriots? Those who light
Title: Who Are the Patriots?
Adapter: Roberta Bard (1987)
Author: F. L. Knowles (1904)



TRURO is an anonymous tune, first published in Thomas Williams's Psalmodia Evangelica, (second vol., 1789) as a setting for Isaac Watts' "Now to the Lord a noble song." Virtually nothing is known about this eighteenth-century British editor of the two-volume Psalmodia Evangelica, a collection of thr…

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