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110. to arms!

by H. A. Moore.
Wake! wake! long-slumb'ring North!
     Pour thy brave legions forth,
Armed for the fight.
     Hark 'tis our Country's cry--
“Brave men for Liberty
     Now must not fear to die!”
God speed the right!

Sons of heroic sires,
     Turn from your homestead fires,
Short farewells said;
     True sword and musket take;
Forth from your mountains break;
     Make hill and valley shake
'Neath your mailed tread.

Mother, give up thy son!
     Wife, bind his armor on
Who is thy stay!
     Sister, thy brother yield!
Child, speed thy sire a-field!--
     God is the patriot's shield
In the wild fray.

Maiden, hold back the tear,
     Utter no word of fear,
Stifle thy woe.
     Where could thy lover's head
Find such a glorious bed,
     As with the deathless dead
Nobly laid low?

Arm, for the Holy War!
     Arm, in behalf of Law!
Give heart and hand,
     Glad to pour loyal blood
For our dear Country's good,
     Forth in a cleansing flood,
Over the land.

Strong hearts of North and West,
     Let Treason never rest,
Even for breath.
     Fair Freedom's royal name,
Traitors have brought to shame;
     Arm! To redeem her fame--
Fight to the death!

God leads our loyal host;
     God is our people's boast;
God speeds the right.
     March with undaunted heart;
Act well the soldier's part;
     Make the oppressor smart;
Arm for the fight!

Heaped up by shot and shell,
     Hills of brave dead will swell
Red on your sight.
     Faint not; the end shall be
Triumph for Liberty!
     Arm! march to victory I
God leads the fight!

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