Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE HILLS WERE MADE FOR FREEDOM, by WILLIAM GOLDSMITH BROWN



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THE HILLS WERE MADE FOR FREEDOM, by            
First Line: When freedom from her home was driven
Last Line: Hills bow to none but god!
Subject(s): Freedom; Liberty


WHEN freedom from her home was driven,
'Mid vine-clad vales of Switzerland,
She sought the glorious Alps of heaven,
And there, 'mid cliffs by lightnings riven,
Gathered her hero-band.

And still outrings her freedom-song,
Amid the glaciers sparkling there,
At Sabbath bell, as peasants throng
Their mountain fastnesses along,
Happy, and free as air.

The hills were made for freedom; they
Break at a breath the tyrant's rod;
Chains clank in valleys; there the prey
Writhes 'neath Oppression's heel alway:
Hills bow to none but God!




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