730. Battle Hymn of the Republic

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.

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

Text Information
First Line: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
Title: Battle Hymn of the Republic
Author: Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 15.15.15.6.Ref.
Scripture: Isaiah 52:7; Revelation 19:15; Luke 21:27; Isaiah 30:28; 1 John 4:17; Luke 2:30; Psalm 76:12; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 6:28-29; Psalm 43:3; Romans 14:10; Isaiah 63:1-4; John 8:32
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: BATTLE HYMN
Meter: 15.15.15.6.Ref.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: American melody, 19th c.
Copyright: Public Domain



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