Up From Your Knees!
Ralph H. Chaplin
|Up from your knees, ye cringing serfmen!|
What have ye gained by whines and tears?
Rise! they can never break our spirits
Though they should try a thousand years.
A thousand years, then speed the victory!
Nothing can stop us nor dismay.
After the winter comes the springtime;
After the darkness comes the day.
2. Break ye your chains; strike off your fetters;
|3. Join in the fight--the Final Battle.|
Welcome the fray w[ ] ringing cheers.
These are the times al Freemen dreamed of--
Fought to attain a thousand years.
4. Be ye prepared; be not unworthy,--
5. Over the hills the sun is rising