Favorite Patriotic Song

Last Thursday was Independence Day in the United States and in honor of the 4th of July I decided to post my favorite American patriotic song, The Battle Hymn of the Republic. I found it on youtube performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and have the lyrics pasted below (also from youtube). It was originally written around 1856 and the famous lyrics were penned in 1861 during the War between the States or American Civil War times.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment-seat:Liberty Bell Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet!
Our God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
While God is marching on!

I was surprised to find on Wikipedia there is a Spanish lyric version sung in churches in Latin America (the lyrics are pasted below). How interesting! I am sure it also sounds great in Spanish. Looks like the Spanish version does not mention la verdad or the truth as much as the English version. Glory is gloria in the Spanish version changing from two syllables to three. Looks like it worked out just fine despite that.

¿Has oído las cadencias de una marcha sin igual,
que satura de victoria la conciencia terrenal?
Sus acentos melodiosos son emblema celestial,
de gloria y devoción.

Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.Liberty Bell Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Jesús es el Señor.

Es la Iglesia que en su marcha representa la deidad,
y a su paso va tocando la creciente humanidad
con palabras cuyo efecto reproducen con verdad
completa salvación.

Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Jesús es el Señor.

En las filas del Maestro soy valiente luchador
que buscando a los perdidos me dedico con valor.
No me arredran los conflictos ni la dura oposición.
Jesús es mi Señor.

Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Jesús es el Señor.

Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Gloria, gloria, aleluya.
Jesús es el Señor.

¡Amén! ¡Amén!

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