Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th!

Battle Hymn of the Republic

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 has 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!
His truth is marching on.

I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnish`d rows of steel,
"As ye deal with my contemnors, so with you my grace shall deal;"
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded from 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!
His truth 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!
His truth is marching on.

12 comments:

Debbie said...

LOVE this song! And all patriot music for that matter! Happy 4th to you!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

God bless your 4th and may GOD keep you all safe.

Donna said...

Best wishes for a happy 4th!

Karen said...

Lovely post. God bless America!

SarahGeorge said...

What a wonderful hymn to remember!. Happy Independence day! God bless you all!. Thank you Lorraine, for your sweet visit to my blog and leaving your encouraging words!:).

Blackberry Lane said...

A beautiful post. Blessings to you and yours this holiday weekend.

Leann said...

Your beautiful post gave me goosebumps!

Loved it!

HAppy 4th!

Leann

Ann said...

Happy 4th to you.

Susan said...

Glory, Glory Hallelujah! Glory, Glory Hallelujah! Glory, Glory Hallelujah, His truth is marching on!

Hope your day was wonderful, Lorraine. Loved your photo and all the post. Susan

Carol Z said...

Beautiful, beautiful post. Hope you're having a very happy Fourth!

myletterstoemily said...

we sang those songs and many more
after dinner tonight. so much fun!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Lovely post--Happy 4th!

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