The Centennial Hymn

Author: William Cullen Bryant  | Date: 1864

THE CENTENNIAL HYMN

Through calm and storm the years have led

Our nation on, from stage to stage-

A century’s space- until we tread

The threshold of another age.

We see where o’er our pathway swept

A torrent-stream of blood and fire,

And thank the Guardian Power who kept

Our sacred League of States entire.

Oh, chequered train of years, farewell!

With all thy strifes and hopes and fears!

Yet with us let thy memories dwell,

To warn and teach the coming years.

And thou, the new-beginning age,

Warned by the past, and not in vain,

Write on a fairer, whiter page,

The record of thy happier reign.

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Chicago: William Cullen Bryant, The Centennial Hymn in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0 (Irvine, CA: World Library, Inc., 1996), Original Sources, accessed September 16, 2019, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=73RD17RDV8AZ3MB.

MLA: Bryant, William Cullen. The Centennial Hymn, in Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, Irvine, CA, World Library, Inc., 1996, Original Sources. 16 Sep. 2019. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=73RD17RDV8AZ3MB.

Harvard: Bryant, WC, The Centennial Hymn. cited in 1996, Library of the Future ® 4th Edition Ver. 5.0, World Library, Inc., Irvine, CA. Original Sources, retrieved 16 September 2019, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=73RD17RDV8AZ3MB.