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90 Songs That Every Child Should Know
Battle Hymn Of The Republic
This melody was first used as a Sunday School Hymn in Charleston, S. C, and may have been written by William Steffe in 1856. When the 12th Massachusetts regiment passed through Boston and New York they sang this song, — probably for the sake of its swinging refrain — " Glory, Glory, Hallelujah ! " On the instant the song found national adoption. Since the words written by Julia Ward Howe were given to the melody, the song has been sung by the " military " the world over.
Words by Julia Ward Howe. f Allegretto.