Battle Hymn of the Republic


      Battle Hymn of the Republic (11/12/2010)
      Battle Hymn of the Republic (11/11/2011)
      Battle Hymn of the Republic (11/9/2012)

Words:  Julia Ward Howe
Music:   American Folk Melody

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.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never sound 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 live to make men free;
While God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
While God is marching on.

3 Responses to Battle Hymn of the Republic

  1. Edna says:

    Battle Hymn of the Republic 5th verse was changed to state “let us live to make men free.” The change was an error. Man can only effect freedom when they “die” to self and selfishness, which the Bible encourages. The 5th verse of the song should be changed to the original wording that Mrs. Julia Ward-Howe intended.

    • Terry M Hightower says:

      My understanding is that the original did not have in mind dying to “self and selfishness” which is, of course, spiritually true, but rather she was meaning that soldiers in the civil government dying if necessary to free the slaves. It was used as a “march” song for Union soldiers.

  2. Edna Byars says:

    Enjoy the singing and being able to read the words as I join along with the young adults singing the praises of our LORD, JESUS CHRIST. Thank you so much for making this program available. I pray all the students will live for CHRIST in all their Endeavors. May we all obey our Savior so heaven will be our home! Thank you again!
    May GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!

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