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Bouck White

"The Workers' Calvary" (karaoke)

"The Workers' Calvary" (sheet music)


Beside the cross of Calvary,

Let labor take a stand.

There, Roman wealth, exploiters' greed,

Stretched forth its murd'rous hand.

 

They took His life; they shed His blood:

Strong freedom's Devotee!

And from that cross there issued forth

The stream of liberty.

 

Upon that cross of murder foul,

I now can clearly see

The Carpenter's sad, dying form,

The man of Galilee.

 

And from my smitten heart with tears,

Two wonders I confess:

That Laborer's uncompromise

And my own cowardice.

 

The blood-sweat of Gethsemane

Is needed once again

For tyranny is rearing up

To chain and bind and pen.

 

Then, let us die, if die we must,

To know not gain or loss.

Our coward selves our only shame,

We'll share that Workman's cross.


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