National Hymns

National Hymns

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 edition. Excerpt: more than glad as we look out into the future, it seems to me that here is the place, and now is the time to record the great fact that a member of the Grand Army of the Republic has produced a national patriotic hymn; a hymn that can be sung anywhere and everywhere, North, South, East, West. Beginning with a reference to the time when the morning stars sang together, and the sons of God shouted for joy, it comes down to the consideration of that glorious thought, the union of the North and South. In one stanza we have the atonement: 10, thou ensign of Peace! Lifted up thou wilt draw The "Stars and the Bars" to thy train, With atonement wet by the crimson jet Of the loving and loyal slain; Lo, the voice of the Son, "Tls finished! 'Tis done! The North and South ire At One In the Banner of Beauty and Glory, forever."' We learn upon going to press that a National Hymn Committee was appointed at the last National Encampment convening at Louisville, Ky., with powers to negotiate with the Sons of the Confederacy at their convention, held at Nashville, Tenn., Juue last, with the view of securing the adoption of this National Hymn by that body. The results of the Committee's action have not been made known.--Editor.., Every patriotic Son of Veteran will unite in saying let us have such a hymn. It is truly a national hymn. It is patriotic to the very soul. It believes in the North. It recognizes the South. It stands for the union of the two. So, here on the ground where some of our fathers shed their blood for the salvation of this nation let us all stand and with one voice say, "This shall be our hymn." Let us echo the glorious thought in the last stanza: 'Glory to God in the highest! Peace on earth and irood will! Thus...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661531X
  • 9781236615312