The Profit-Takers (Bouck White)

“The Profit-Takers” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Profit-Takers” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: “Onward, Christian Soldiers.”


See the profit-takers
Grinding human grist.
Of hell’s greed partakers
Ruling by the fist.
Naught they reck of manhood;
Naught they value life.
O’er the world broadcast they scatter
Seeds of hate and strife.

Socialism, holy,
Earth’s redemption, thou;
Savior of the lowly,
Unto Thee, we bow.

No co-operation
Can this planet know;
Nor art’s glad creation
Like a river flow
Till commercialism
Has been born again:
Learns that work is not for Profit
But to turn out men.

Socialism, holy,
Earth’s redemption, thou;
Savior of the lowly,
Unto Thee, we bow.

Profit-takers vanish!
Comes the glad new day.
For that sight, we famish;
For it, work and pray.
God of joyous labor
Send the Commonwealth:
End of exploitation,
Beauty’s heritage and health.

Socialism, holy,
Earth’s redemption, thou;
Savior of the lowly,
Unto Thee, we bow.


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