news

Battle Hymn

Connie Sanchez

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Julia Ward Howe 1819-1910

This hymn was written during the height of the Civil War. The Atlantic Monthly paid her five dollars for the song.  Abraham Lincoln heard it and asked to have it repeated so he would hear it again.  The song was written to be sung to the tune “ John Brown’s body”.

The hymn reminds us that God’s truth is eternal.

     

    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 1: Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth 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.

        • Refrain 2: 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.

          • Refrain 3: Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! While God is marching on.

          He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave, He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave; So the world shall be His footstool, and His faithful He shall save; Our God is marching on.

            • Refrain 4: Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

             


            Leave a Comment