Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, SONG BY JULIUS ANGORA, by EMILY JANE BRONTE

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SONG BY JULIUS ANGORA, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Awake! Awake! How loud the stormy morning
Last Line: Be still a nobler name for victory!
Alternate Author Name(s): Bell, Ellis
Subject(s): Victory

Awake! awake! how loud the stormy morning
Calls up to life the nations resting round;
Arise, Arise, is it the voice of mourning
That breaks our slumber with so wild a sound?

The voice of mourning? Listen to its pealing;
That shout of triumph drowns the sigh of woe;
Each tortured heart forgets its wonted feeling,
Each faded cheek resumes its long-lost glow --

Our souls are full of gladness, God has given
Our arms to victory, our foes to death;
The crimson ensign waves its sheet in heaven --
The sea-green Standard lies in dust be[neath].

Patriots, no stain is on your country's glory
Soldiers, preserve that glory bright and free
Let Almedore in peace, and battle gory,
Be still a nobler name for victory!

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