MUSIC VIDEO: Battle Hymn of the Republic

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The Battle Hymn of the Republic is performed by the U.S. Army Choir at the Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, Texas.

The lyrics of the Battle Hymn of the Republic were written by Julia Ward Howe in 1861, set to the tune of preexisting traditional melodies.

Lyrics sung in video:

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.

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)

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)

 


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