Freedom’s Sun (James Connolly)

“Freedom’s Sun” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Freedom’s Sun” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: James Connolly.
Tune: “Love’s Young Dream.”


Yes, Freedom’s song, by workers sung,
Rings loud and clear,
O’er ev’ry land, in ev’ry tongue,
Afar, anear;
Time passeth by,
Old systems die—
Oppression’s course outrun,
But Earth, rejoiced, salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun;
O, rejoicing Earth salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun.

Yes, all men then their lives may live,
From grim want free,
And all the joys that life can give,
Their lot shall be;
And care shall fly,
And sea and sky
Acclaim the work well done,
When Earth, rejoiced, salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun;
O, rejoicing Earth salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun.

No longer now revolt need hide
In holes and caves,
While they who brave Oppression’s pride,
But find their graves.
No tyrant’s ban
Can now make man
The truths of knowledge shun;
All Earth, rejoiced, salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun;
O, rejoicing Earth salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun.

Our fathers saw the master’s sword
His plunder glean,
But specious fraud and lying word
His thefts now screen;
Yet fraud shall fall,
And truth prevail,
And justice shall be done,
When Earth, rejoiced, salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun;
O, rejoicing Earth salutes the light
Of Freedom’s sun.


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