Warriors' song (John Liptrot Hatton)

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  • (Posted 2019-10-04)  CPDL #55509:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-10-04).   Score information: A4, 7 pages, 105 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Warriors' song
Composer: John Liptrot Hatton
Lyricist: Anonymous

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: ATTB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Keyboard

First published: 1874 in Novello's Part-Song Book (2nd series), Vol. 7, no. 216

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Original text and translations

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Aid us, thou god of war,
Hear us, though from afar,
Be thou our guiding star,
Light us the way!
Liberty! vengeance!
May dauntless courage prove
We are worthy of thy love,
Hear us now from above,
Turn not away!
Here in the stormy night,
Here, on this giddy height,
Swear we to win the fight!
This be our lay.
May peaceful thoughts the time beguile,
Of those most dear we leave with pain,
May our children's happy smile,
Beam upon us once again.
Mars! now to thee we cry,
All danger we defy;
We ne'er will turn and fly,
Death do we dare!
Liberty! vengeance! Death to the foe!
Now do we fight, we go
Where we shall meet the foe,
When we will lay him low;
Be that our care!
Bright star of liberty!
Home of the brave and free!
Our lives we give for thee!
Vengeance we swear!