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[12] When the refuges of Falsehood
     Shall be swept away in wrath,
And the temple shall be shaken,
     With its idol, to the earth,
Shall not thy words of warning
     Be all remembered then?
And thy now unheeded message
     Burn in the hearts of men?

Oppression's hand may scatter
     Its nettles on thy tomb,
And even Christian bosoms
     Deny thy memory room;
For lying lips shall torture
     Thy mercy into crime,
And the slanderer shall flourish
     As the bay-tree for a time.

But where the south-wind lingers
     On Carolina's pines,
Or falls the careless sunbeam
     Down Georgia's golden mines;
Where now beneath his burthen
     The toiling slave is driven;
Where now a tyrant's mockery
     Is offered unto Heaven;

Where Mammon hath its altars
     Wet o'er with human blood,
And pride and lust debases
     The workmanship of God,—
There shall thy praise be spoken,
     Redeemed from Falsehood's ban,

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