Though now by slavery’s minions hissed, And covered o’er with shame;
It is a spell of light and power, The watch-word of the free;
Who spurns it in the trial-hour, A craven soul is he.
I am an Abolitionist! Then urge me not to pause,
For joyfully do I enlist In Freedom’s sacred cause;
A nobler strife the world ne’er saw, Th’enslaved to disenthral;
I am a soldier for the war, Whatever may befall.
I am an Abolitionist! Oppression’s deadly foe;
In God’s great strength will I resist, And lay the monster low;
In God’s great name do I demand, To all be freedom given,
That peace and joy may fill the land, And songs go up to heaven.
I am an Abolitionist! No threats shall awe my soul;
No perils cause me to desist, No bribes my acts control;
A freeman will I live and die, In sunshine and in shade,
And raise my voice for liberty, Of nought on earth afraid.
Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/3/18 - 11:45
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