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1783.
The following composition was originally intended to be sung on the Thanksgiving Day, appointed in consequence of the peace be­tween the United States and Great Britain in 1783, but was not published until some years after that event. It is a fine specimen of the M patriotic hymns and psalms " of that period.
THANKSGIVING HYMN.
The Lord above, in tender love,
Hath sav'd us from our foes; Through Washington the thing is done,
The war is at a close.
America has won the day,
Through Washington, our chief;
Come let's rejoice with heart and voice, And bid adieu to grief.






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