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When Labour Calls

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When Labour Calls

When Labour Calls
(John Connoly)

When Labour calls her children forth,
A waiting world to win,
Earths noblest breed, true men of worth,
Her ranks shall enter in,
Then, comrades all, prepare that we
May hear that call anon,
And drive the hosts of tyranny
Like clouds before the dawn,
And drive our foes,
And drive our foes,
Our foes like clouds before the dawn

Thou knowest, long has Labour groaned,
A robbed and beaten thrall,
Whilst Capital, on high enthroned
Reignd, lording over all,
But Time rolled on, and Earth and Sky
New powers to man revealed,
And Science echos Labours cry,
King Capital must yield,
At last must yield,
At last must yield,
King Capital at last must yield!

We work and wait till womb of Time
Shall give fair Freedom birth,
To Labours hosts that hope sublime
Regenerates the earth
And by that hope we toilers fired
To nobler deeds shall be,
That we may guide by it inspired
Our Class to Liberty,
To Liberty,
To Liberty
To guide our Class to Liberty!

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