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The Promised Land, song lyrics

Song: The Promised Land
Lyrics: Elizabeth Boynton Harbert (1) (2) (3)

Music: to the tune of "Beulah Land"
Year: 1871
Country: USA

Our weary years of wandering o'er
We greet with joy this radiant shore
The Promised Land of liberty
The dawn of freedoms morn we see
O Promised Land, we enter in
With "Peace on earth, goodwill to men"
The "Golden Age" now comes again,
As breaketh every bond and chain
While every race and sect and clime
Shall equal share in this glad time
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Toilers in many fields have come
With sheaves for this, our "Harvest Hour"
While spirits true in every age
Have won for us this heritage
O golden dawn, O promised day,
When errors lost in truth's fair ray
When all shall know that God is love
His kingdom here, around above
The world one equal brotherhood
And evil overcome with good

Then onward march in truth's crusade
Earth's faltering ones implore our aid
The children of our schools and state
This coming of the mothers wait
O doubtful hearts! O tempted ones!
The shadows fade, the sunshine comes!
Freedom for each is best of all,
The "Golden Rule" our bugle call'
And as to victory on we move,
The banner over us is love.


1 - Sometimes mistakenly listed as: Elizabeth Boynton Herbert, instead of Harbert.

2 - Elizabeth Boynton Harbert US, Library of Congress, references.

3 - Summary Biography of Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, from the Boynton-Harbert Society