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The Clopton Chronicles

A Project of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

 

THE BATTLE OF RICHMOND

By George Herbert Sass, Charleston, South Carolina[1]

 

 

Now blessed be the Lord of Hosts

through all our Southern Land,

And blessed be His holy name,

in whose great might we stand;

For He who loves the voice of prayer

hath heard His peopleís cry,

And with His own almighty arm

hath won the victory;

Oh, tell it out through hearth and home,

from blue Potomacís wave

To those far waters of the West

which hide De Sotoís grave.

Now let there be through all the land

one grand triumphant cry,

Wherever beats a Southern heart,

or glows a Southern sky;

For He who ruleth every fight

hath been with us today,

And the great God of battles

hath led the glorious fray;

Oh, then unto His holy name

ring out the joyful song,

The race hath not been to the swift,

the battle to the strong.

 

 

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[1] War Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy, 1861-1865, A Collection of the Most Popular and Impressive Songs and Poems of War Times, Dear to Every Southern Heart, Collected and Retold with Personal Reminiscences of the War by H. M. Wharton, D.D., p. 98