The Comrade's Song of Hope (Adolphe Charles Adam)
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2022-06-04). Score information: Letter, 13 pages, 128 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes: Arranged for SATB chorus by Percy Fletcher (1879 - 1932)
First published: 1910
Original text and translations
Hark! what strains of solemn gladness
Are heard filling the air!
Sweet as hope that dawns on sadness,
The gloom of doubt dispelling,
A joyful day foretelling,
To follow the night of despair.
Men that toil in the battle of life,
List to strains that will sweeten the strife!
1. The righteous cause alone is glorious,
And wins the fight,
The friends of truth shall be victorious,
For truth is might!
Falsehood and malice may assail you,
And hell dismay;
He that is mighty will not fail you,
He will be your stay.
2. When the kindly country that bore you,
When broad mankind your valour needs;
When the good and great gone before you,
Look down to mark you noble deeds;
For your fatherland and freedom,
For truth and right stand in the van!
Fling wealth and to time those who need them,
Be staunch and bold, and play the man!
Truth your standard, holy your cause,
Be faithful to death for your freedom and laws.