The Workers’ Song Is Swelling (Bouck White)

“The Workers’ Song Is Swelling” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Workers’ Song Is Swelling” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: Bouck White.


Hark, fainting soul!
The workers’ song is swelling
O’er countryside
And city’s mighty roar.
How grand the message
Those loud strains are telling
Of that new world
When tyranny is o’er!

Lo, on the air,
Beyond the farthest ocean,
The voice of toilers
Comes o’er land and sea.
A hundred peoples
Now in glad commotion
Turn eager steps,
O Fellowship, to thee.

Onward we go;
Yes, onward go with singing.
Come, prisoners,
This is your ransom year.
Hark, through the night,
The music grandly ringing
Tells that the worker
Hosts are gath’ring near.

Voices, sing on!
Let trumpets peel unsleeping.
Proclaim the end
Of Mammon’s hateful sway
Till freedom’s joy
Shall end sad Labor’s weeping
And slums and sweatshops
Pass from earth away.


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