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SONGS OF WAR AND PEACE           179
Sing the antiphon of Peace; Chant the psalmody of Peace.
Oh, the sorrow and the glory, That the swelling anthem tells!
Battles won and war's red story, Roaring guns and ringing bells;
Tears that flow for heroes martyred, Winning Fame's unending lease;
Lives for country's honor bartered, And the blessed song of Peace And the joyous song of Peace.
God of the nations; Lord of all;
Father of Love and Peace; With swelling hearts and singing souls,
And gratitude's increase, We, lovers of this blessed land,
Thank Thee, the only King To whom a freeman bends the knee,
And joyously we sing Thy praises, till Columbia's skies
With high hosannahs ring: The King! The King! Blest be the freeman's King!