Battle Hymn of the Republic
Words Julia Ward Howe
Music by William Steffe

1886 Battle at the Statue of Liberty

Jeremiah 25:30
"Therefore prophesy thou against them all these words, and say unto them,
The LORD shall roar from on high, and utter his voice from his holy habitation;
he shall mightily roar upon his habitation; he shall give a shout, as they that tread the grapes,
against all the inhabitants of the earth."


          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.

          I have seen Him in the watch fires 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.
          Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!  Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!
          Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah! &nbs;pHis day is marching on.

          He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
          He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
          Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
          Our God is marching on.
          Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!  Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!
          Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!  Our God is marching on.

          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 men holy, let us die to make men free;
          While God is marching on.
          Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!  Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!
          Glory!  Glory!  Hallelujah!  While God is marching on.

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