Hymn of the Toilers (Rose Alice Cleveland)

“Hymn of the Toilers” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Hymn of the Toilers” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Rose Alice Cleveland.
Tune: “America (My Country, ’Tis of Thee).”

O nation strong and great,
For thine own honor’s sake
Hear thou our call;
We are thy children, too;
From year to year, we grew
Silent and patient through
Darkness and toil.

Out from the depths of crime,
We’ve tried in vain to climb
Where nothing led;
When life and justice asked,
Still further down were cast;
Even sobs were hushed at last,
And hope seemed dead.

But now, O nation strong,
To thee must truth belong.
Crown thou the right.
We are thy children, still,
Working with might and will,
Ne’er resting ’til we fill
The world with light.

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