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A League of Nations.

Shall we have a League of Nations,
     To uphold the cause of right?
Shall we have a League of Nations,
     To efface the sway of might?
Shall we have a League of Nations,
     Peace and justice to instill?
With one accord the whole world answers,
     A League of Nations? Yes, we will! We will! We will!

Shall we have a League of Nations,
     Save for home, our boys, our men?
Shall we have a League of Nations,
     Sheathe the sword, and wield the pen?
Shall we have a League of Nations,
     Arbitrate, and cease to kill?
With one accord the whole world answers,
     ‘A League of Nations? Yes, we will! We will! We will!’

Shall we have a League of Nations,
     To protect the great and small?
Shall we have a League of Nations,
     All for one, and one for all?
Shall we have a League of Nations,
     Cherished ideals to fulfill?
With one accord the whole world answers,
     A League of Nations? Yes, we will! We will! We will!

Copyright, 1919, Edith Rojean Orne.

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