Freedom's Anthem, song lyrics
Song: Freedom's Anthem
Lyrics: Henry W. Roby
Music: to the tune of "Swanee River"
Way up among the hills of morning,
Gleaming and bright,
There shine and lamps of truth and justice,
Beating back the glooms of night;
While scattered 'round about the planet,
Boasting their might,
Men stand amid the light, denying
The Women of the race their right.
All the world is sad and dreary,
Everywhere they roam,
While men deny their wives and mothers
Justice in the state and home.
Proudly amound the states and nations
Just men proclaim
Equality of men and women,
In freedom's high and holy name,
While creeping through the glooming shadows
Blind men are found,
Still groping 'mid the grim old ruins
Wrong has scattered all around.
This song was originally posted on protestsonglyrics.net
When shall the sons of men, grown wiser,
Join hands in trust?
When shall we read upon their banners,
"Right can never be unjust!"
When shall the notes of woman's triumph
Ring clear and strong,
While all the nations join in singing
Freedom's universal song?
1 - The Suffrage Song Book, Original Songs, Parodies and Paraphrases, adapted to Popular Melodies, by Henry W. Roby, published 1909 by Crane & Company, Topeka, Kansas, p.4