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160. the Nation's voice.

by Rev. Marshall B. Smith.
No longer shall our standard
     Ignobly trail in dust,
Or the sword within its scabbard
     Corroded be with rust;
For the Nation's heart is beating
     With quick and mighty throes,
And the Nation's hands are ready
     To subdue the Nation's foes.

From blue Penobscot's waters
     To Potomac's crystal tide,
From the great Atlantic seaboard
     To Nevada's snowy side,
One mighty voice is uttered,
     Like the thunders of the sky:
”‘Neath the Stars and Stripes we'll rally,
     And for them we will die.
Though the colors of the rebels
     Float on every Southern plain,
We will tear them from the staff-head,
     And raise ‘the Stripes’ again.
Though the enemies of Freedom
     Come forth in all their might,
In the strength of God we'll meet them,
     And battle for the right.
We will rally for our country,
     And for human freedom, too,
And bravely meet the traitors
     ‘Neath the old “ Red, White, and Blue.”

”The spirit of our fathers
     Revives in us to-day,
For their valor and their courage
     Have not wholly died away;
And the ingrate and the traitor
     Shall know their power again,
Though the sands of Carolina
     Be covered with the slain.
Though the blood of Northern freemen
     In sullen torrents flow,
The valiant sons of Freedom
     Shall lay the traitors low.”
For God, then, and your country--
     For freeman and for slave--
Go, brothers, to the conflict!
     God bless the true and brave!

Passaic, N. J.

--N. Y. Tribune.

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