Rise, Ye Captives! (Bouck White)

“Rise, Ye Captives!” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Rise, Ye Captives!” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: Bouck White.


To Fellowship now give your hand,
And give to it your heart;
O, yield unto its blest command,
And ne’er from it depart.

Rise, ye captives! Rise, ye captives!
Take stern Freedom’s vow.
Ne’er we’ll leave you; Ne’er bereave you.
Make decision now.

Our war is waged ’gainst human ill,
Wide blessings to bestow;
Let workers’ bosoms gladly thrill,
And tyranny bend low.

Rise, ye captives! Rise, ye captives!
Take stern Freedom’s vow.
Ne’er we’ll leave you; Ne’er bereave you.
Make decision now.

Our banner is the blood-red flag,
That leads to battles bright;
Thrice cursed are the feet that lag,
Behind the hosts of light.

Rise, ye captives! Rise, ye captives!
Take stern Freedom’s vow.
Ne’er we’ll leave you; Ne’er bereave you.
Make decision now.

Come then and join this holy band,
And on to Freedom go;
We’ll bring in soon that Happy Land,
Here on the earth below.

Rise, ye captives! Rise, ye captives!
Take stern Freedom’s vow.
Ne’er we’ll leave you; Ne’er bereave you.
Make decision now.

Rise, ye captives! Rise, ye captives!
Take stern Freedom’s vow.
Ne’er we’ll leave you; Ne’er bereave you.
Make decision now.


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