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ODE; SUNG BY THE CHILDREN OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS, by            
First Line: No more the cannon peal
Last Line: And deathless fame.
Subject(s): American Civil War; Death; Fame; Monuments; United States - History; Dead, The; Reputation


No more the cannon peal
And clash of ringing steel
Our land o'ersweep;
But, in the soldier's grave,
The bravest of the brave,
Who died our cause to save,
In glory sleep!

On many a battle plain,
Green with their life-blood stain,
Our heroes rest.
In holy calm they sleep,
While mourning thousands weep,
And in their hearts still keep
Their memory blest.

Immortal bays we bring
Upon their graves to fling,
Heroic dead!
They fought in freedom's fight,
Dispelling treason's night,
And in their manhood's might
Their life-blood shed.

All honor to our braves,
Who sleep in hallowed graves
In southern clime,
Or at their kindred's side;
Alike they bled and died
To stay oppression's tide --
A death sublime.

Lord God of nations, here
This monument we rear,
In thy grave name.
As Thou hast blessed our land,
To Thee we give the band
Who fell by treason's hand --
And deathless fame.





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