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Our Country’s Call.

May 20, 2010
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Imitated from the German.—By an unknown hand.

—Anonymous.

I.
RAISE the heart—raise the hand,
Swear ye for the glorious cause,
Swear by Nature’s holy laws
To defend your Father-land!
By the glory ye inherit—
By the name mid men ye hear—
By your country’s freedom swear it—
By the Eternal—this day swear!
Raise the heart—raise the hand,
Fling abroad the starry banner,
Ever live our country’s honour,
Ever bloom our native land.
 
II.
Raise the heart—raise the hand.
Let the earth and heaven hear it,
While the sacred oath we swear it.
Swear to uphold our Father-land!
Wave, thou lofty ensign glorious,
Floating foremost in the field;
While thine eagle hovers o’er us,
None shall tremble—none shall yield.
Raise the heart—raise the hand,
Fling abroad the starry banner,
Ever live our country’s honour,
Ever bloom our native land.
 
III.
Raise the heart—raise the hand,
Raise it to the Father spirit,
To the Lord of Heaven rear it,
Let the soul ’bove earth expand!
Truth unwavering—Faith unshaken.
Sway each action, word, and will:
That which man hath undertaken,
Heaven can alone fulfil.
Raise the heart—raise the hand.
Fling abroad the starry banner.
Ever live our country’s honour.
Ever bloom our native land.

 

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