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MASSACHUSETTS JOHN BROWN SONG. 125
THE MASSACHUSETTS JOHN BROWN SONG.
" The day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come."—Isaiah Ixiii.
OLD John Brown's body is a-mouldering in the
dust, Old John Brown's rifle 's red with blood-spots
turned to rust, Old John Brown's pike has made its last, unflinch­ing thrust,
His soul is marching on ! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
" Forward ! " calls the Lord, our Captain : Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! With him we 're marching on.
For treason hung because he struck at treason's
root, When soon palmetto-tree had ripened treason's
fruit, His dust, disquieted, stirred at Sumter's last salute —
His soul is marching on !
Who rides before the army of martyrs to the word ? The heavens grow bright as He makes bare his
flaming sword, The glory fills the earth of the coming of the Lord —
His soul is marching on !







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