The Lucretia Mott Song (Margaret Hope Bacon)

“The Lucretia Mott Song” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Lucretia Mott Song” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Margaret Hope Bacon.
Tune: “John Brown’s Body.”


On the island of Nantucket, she was born beside the sea.
All her long life, she fought bravely to make slaves and women free.
And she told us that, where God dwells, there must be true liberty.
And her light still shines for me!

Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia
For thy light still shines for me!

In the town of Philadelphia, she hid the fleeing slaves.
For the freedom of her sisters, she dared cross the ocean waves.
And she asked Ulysses Grant to grant a pardon for the braves.
And her light still shines for me!

Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia
For thy light still shines for me!

Let us bring an end to poverty, the gentle Quaker pled.
Let us give the workers all a chance to earn their daily bread.
Let the nations live in peace again just as our Lord has said.
And her light still shines for me!

Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia
For thy light still shines for me!

Lo, throughout the busy cities and across the countryside,
She did preach one simple message, O, let truth be e’er thy guide.
Ever mind the light within thee and let love with thee abide.
And her light still shines for me!

Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia,
Thank thee kindly, Friend Lucretia
For thy light still shines for me!


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