416. Mine Eyes have Seen the Glory

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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 hath loosed the fateful lightning
of his terrible swift sword;
his truth is marching on.

Refrain:
Glory! glory, hallelujah!
Glory! glory, hallelujah!
Glory! glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.

2 I have seen him in the watchfires
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 call retreat;
he is sifting out the hearts of men
before his judgment 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 men free,
while God is marching on. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord
Title: Mine Eyes have Seen the Glory
Author: Julia Ward Howe (1862)
Refrain First Line: Glory, glory, hallelujah
Meter: 15.15.15.6.Ref.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: God in Society: National Life; Worship (About); War
Tune Information
Name: BATTLE HYMN
Meter: 15.15.15.6.Ref.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Traditional American melody, 19th C.



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