"Proclaim Liberty Throughout the Land"

Author: William Cullen Bryant  | Date: 1864


Go forth, O Word of Christ! go forth,

O Truth of God supremely strong!

To banish, from the groaning earth,

All forms of tyranny and wrong.

For where the Word of Christ prevails

To touch a nation’s mighty heart,

The oppressor’s pride before it quails,

The links of bondage fall apart.

When the pure faith by Jesus taught

Its conquering course on earth began,

Where’er the blessed news was brought

The fettered slave stood up a man.

Still may thy heralds, Lord, proclaim

The gracious message published then,

And teach the world, in Jesus’ name,

How love makes free the sons of men.

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