At the Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone Trial (Agnes Thecla Fair)

“At the Moyer-Haywood-Pettibone Trial”

Lyrics: Agnes Thecla Fair.
Tune: Unknown.


My country, called “Land of the brave and the free,”
Your name, like the chimes, is sweet music to me:
But why crush this pride sown deep in my breast,
By courting injustice to those we love best?
Land of my birth, may my voice, until stilled,
Re-echo for justice the graves you have filled—
The blood of the innocents washed in your hands,
Bows the heads of your children in all foreign lands.
Let us rise as one man, rout injustice to shame,
Then my country with pride may redeem her fair name.


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