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52 PRAISES AND THANKSGIVINGS.
3 We hail with joy unceasing
The band whose pledge is given ; Whose numbers are increasing,
Amid the smiles of heaven ; Their virtues never failing,
Shall lead to brighter days, When holiness prevailing,
Shall fill the earth with praise.
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1 FRIENDS of freedom ! swell the song; Young and old, the strain prolong, Make the temp'rance army strong,
And on to victory.
2 Lift your banners, let them wave, Onward march a world to save; Who would fill a drunkard's grave,
And bear his infamy ?
3 Shrink not when the foe appears ; Spurn the coward's guilty fears ; Hear the shrieks, behold the tears
Qf ruin'd families !
4 Raise the cry in every spot—
" Touch not—Taste not—Handle not," Who would be a drunken sot,
The worst of miseries ?
. 5 Give the aching bosom rest; Carry joy to every breast; Make the wretched drunkard blest, By living soberly.
6 Raise the glorious watchword high— " Touch not—Taste not till you die!" Let the echo reach the sky,
And earth keep jubilee.