Truth’s Warfare (Michael John Kegrize)

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  • (Posted 2023-11-03)  CPDL #76944:     
Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-11-03).   Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 322 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Truth’s Warfare
Composer: Michael John Kegrize
Lyricist: William Cullen Bryant
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1905 Rand, McNally & Company

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Original text and translations

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O nerve thy spirit to the proof,
And blench not at thy chosen lot,
The timid good may stand aloof,
The sage may frown—yet faint thou not.

Nor heed the shaft too surely cast,
The foul and hissing bolt of scorn;
For with thy side shall dwell, at last,
The victory of endurance born.

Truth, crushed to earth, shall rise again;
The eternal years of God are hers;
But Error, wounded, writhes in pain,
And dies among his worshippers.

From “The Battle-Field”