the radiant ranks of martyrs Notes of joy and praise he hears, Songs of his poor land's deliverance Sounding from the future years. Lo, he wakes!
but airs celestial Bathe him in immortal rest, And he sees with unsealed vision Scotland's cause with victory blest. Shining hosts attend and guard him As he leaves his prison door; And to death as to a triumph Walks the great MacCallum More!
Written on the departure of Joseph Sturge, after his visit to the abolitionists of the United States. fair islands of the sunny sea!
midst all rejoicing things, No more the wailing of the slave a wild discordance brings; On the lifted brows of freemen the tropic breezes blow, The mildew of the bondman's toil the land no more shall know. How swells from those green islands, where bird and leaf and flower Are praising in their own sweet way the dawn of freedom's hour, The glorious resurrection song from hearts rejoicing poured, Thanksgiving for the priceless gift,—man's regal crown re