The World’s Historic Dream (Bouck White)

“The World’s Historic Dream” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The World’s Historic Dream” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Bouck White.
Tune: “Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!”


Socialism brings to earth
What has travailed long at birth:
Consummation of the world’s historic dream.
For we speak fraternity;
Make of man one family.
Star of promise rising now with welcome beam.

Sound it forth to all creation
Till the hardened souls be won:
“Vision of the heart so dear
Now to earth is drawing near.
Fainting ones, the dawn is nigh;
Behold, we come!”

To the Jews, a light we bring:
Lamp that lightens everything
In her dreamings through her long and weary past.
The Redeemer they expect.
Let them here and now detect:
Socialism is Messiah come at last.

Sound it forth to all creation
Till the hardened souls be won:
“Vision of the heart so dear
Now to earth is drawing near.
Fainting ones, the dawn is nigh;
Behold, we come!”

Also let the Christian know,
As he searches high and low
For the clue to scripture’s deep, deep mystery,
That the promise is fulfilled.
’Tis as God on high has willed:
Socialism is the answered prophecy.

Sound it forth to all creation
Till the hardened souls be won:
“Vision of the heart so dear
Now to earth is drawing near.
Fainting ones, the dawn is nigh;
Behold, we come!”


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