Skip to comments."The American Battle Hymn" - Anthem of Operation Noble Eagle
Posted on 09/16/2001 9:35:02 PM PDT by American Soldier
"THE AMERICAN BATTLE HYMN"
Penned by an American soldier in Remembrance of 9/11
And in Anticipation of Operation Noble Eagle
Background: In a touching memorial ceremony demonstrating
the absolute solidarity between the peoples of America
and Britain in the bitter struggle to come, touching
renditions of The Star Spangled Banner and The Battle
Hymn of the Republic were performed bringing tears
to the eyes of both British and Americans. But the Battle
Hymn is a song rooted in a bitter fratricidal war; it's a
song of division. What we need now is a song of unity. I
have endeavored to bring the Battle Hymn up to date with the
present conflict. Out of respect for tradition, the first
verse remains in its original form.
My humble effort follows below.
God bless America. Confusion to our enemies.
THE AMERICAN BATTLE HYMN
Tune: The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on.
CHORUS: Glory, glory, hallelujah! Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah! His truth is marching on.
I saw the gleaming towers when the Beast came crashing in;
I swore our foes would reap the bitter harvest of their sin;
For the light shall conquer darkess and the just will surely win,
When God is marching on!
Now hear the cries of anguish of the innocents assailed;
Recall the fallen rescuers that all mankind has hailed;
We'll show those who'd destroy us just how badly they have failed,
When we go marching on!
We felt the righteous anger as the tragic story broke;
I glimpsed the devil's countenance there grinning in the smoke;
But the evil have no inkling of the anger they provoke,
And we go marching on!
The serpents danced in joy at this sad chapter that they wrote;
With our warriors upon them we shall see if they still gloat;
As now the cry for vengeance springs from every patriot's throat,
So we go marching on!
The brave Australians quickly swore they'd join us in the ranks;
Yes Canada and Britain said "We'll both stand by the Yanks!";
And the free men of the future shall forever owe them thanks,
Let's all go marching on!
I see the quiet anger of the soldier in the field;
Until we've won our vict'ry the Marines shall never yield;
See our sailors and our airmen and the mighty sword they wield,
As one we're marching on!
The brave Australians quickly swore they'd join us in the ranks; Yes Canada and Britain said "We'll both stand by the Yanks!"; And the free men of the future shall forever owe them thanks, Let's all go marching on!
Substitute Japan for Canada as their support was quicker and more unconditional.
I like the song.
"The commitment of our fathers is the calling of our time."
President George W. Bush, National Cathedral, September 14, 2001.
Let us not forget; we are not at war with Islam. We are at war with barbarians who pervert the sacred teachings of that great religion for their own putrid goals. Their only resemblance to civilized humanity is the fact that they walk upright.
Let us be firm in our resolve to do what must be done. No trials, no courts, no Miranda readings. No, they must be hunted down and disposed of like the rabid vermin they are.
To do less would be to stand aside and let barbarism triumph over freedom. To those to harbor and welcome this tyranny, I say to you; OVER MY DEAD BODY.
To those who, even now, are moving to stand in the gap; welcome aboard...let's send 'em to hell!
certainly this line would fit into a erse somewhere?
I'm so pleased to see the resurgence of the Battle Hymn of the Republic. It stirs me and inspires me every time I hear it.
With the pounding of our march and the thunder of our song....we go marching on
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