The Official Song of the 26th Division

Marching into Action, 1918 (Courtesy of Shawn Pease)

 

BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.

He is trampling out the vintage where the 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 have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;

They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;

I have read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;

His truth is marching on.

Chorus

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

His truth is marching on.

He hath sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;

He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgement seat;

Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!

Our God is marching on.

Chorus

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

His truth is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,

With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;

As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,

While God is marching on.

Chorus

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

Glory, glory, hallelujah!

His truth is marching on.  

{Music: William Steffe, 1852; Words: Julia Ward Howe , 1861}

 

“YANKEE” DIVISION VICTORY SONG

(Sung to the tune of Battle Hymn of the Republic)

Now the War is over, we’re headed for the coast,

The grand YD Division which the papers never boast;

We’ve done our bit and done it well, so now we’ll drink a toast

To our General Edwards.

Chorus

We belong to the YD!

We belong to the YD!

We belong to the YD!

New England’s Volunteers.  

 

Spirit of the American Doughboy

 

Published on November 4, 2008 at 11:08 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. I have a copy of the Sunday Herald (Boston) April 20th 1919 special Tabloid Music Section. This list the words and music “to be sung by everybody April 25th, the day of the Parade of the 26th Divison.”

  2. Hi Ed:
    What a wonderful find! What songs does it have?

    Regards,
    Rich

  3. what a kewl song


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