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AMERICAN HYMN. 88 & 78, 6 lines. MODERN AARP (by permission).
4 Hark! we hear to heaven ascending, God our Protector. H. F. GOULD.
From the voices of the free, 1 Who, when darkness gathered o'er us, Hallelujahs, sweetly blending Foes and death on every side,
With the song of Liberty. Clothed in glory walked before us, Power Almighty, we the victory Leading on like Israel's guide ?
Ever will ascribe to thee. 'Twas Jehovah! He, appearing,
5 Lo! the dove, the olive bearing, Showed his banner far and wide.
Plants it on our country's shore,
Every breast its branch is wearing % When the trump of war was sounding,
Where the buckler shone before. 'Twas the Lord who took the field:
Praise the Eternal! he is reigning ! He, his people then surrounding,
Praise him, praise him, evermore!
MONTGOMERY He was armor, strength, and shield. Call the Lord thy sure salvation,
Rest beneath the Almighty's shade; 3 In the God of armies trusting,
In his secret habitation 'Mid their weakness, void of fear;
Dwell, nor ever be dismayed. Soon they felt their bonds were bursting, There no tumult can alarm thee, Saw the dawning light appear.
Thou shalt dread no hidden snare; Clouds dissolving in the sunbeams
Guile nor violence shall harm theu Showed the land of freedom near.
In eternal safeguard there.
8 Sweet peace be here, and hope and love 3 Be thou a pillared flame to show Be round us as a mantle thrown,
The midnight snare, the silent foe; As unto thee, supreme above,
And, when the battle thunders loud, The knee of prayer is bowed alone. Still guide us in its moving cloud.
4 And grant, O Father ! that the time
Of earth's deliverance may be near,
4 God of all nations, Sovereign Lord,
In thy dread name we draw the sword;
5 When, smitten as with fire from heaven, 5 From treason's rent, from murder's stain,
The bondman's chain shall sink in dust, Guard thou its folds till peace shall reign; And to his fettered soul be given
Till fort and field, till shore and sea, The glorious freedom of the just.
Join our loud anthem, Praise to thee!