226. Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory

1 Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He has loosed the fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

2 I have seen Him in the watch-fires
of a hundred circling camps,
They have builded Him an altar
in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence
by the dim and flaring lamps,
His day is marching on. [Refrain]

3 He has sounded forth the trumpet
that shall never sound retreat,
He is sifting out the hearts of men
before His judgement seat;
O be swift, my soul, to answer Him!
Be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on. [Refrain]

4 In the beauty of the lilies,
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom
that transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy,
let us live to make all free,
While God is marching on. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Mine eyes have seen the glory
Title: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Author: Jula W. Howe (1819-1910)
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Hymns and Songs: Social Justice
Source: Traditional
Tune Information
Composer: William Steffe
Arranger: Horace Clarence Boyer (b. 1935)
Key: B♭ Major
Copyright: Arr. © 1992 Horace Clarence Boyer

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