History of the Song

July4

The Battle Hymn of the Republic


From Wikipedia:


“The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” outside of the United States, is a song by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song “John Brown’s Body”. Howe’s more famous lyrics were written in November 1861, and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at the end of time (New Testament, Rev. 19) with the American Civil War. Since that time, it has become an extremely popular and well-known American patriotic song.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Battle_Hymn_of_the_Republic

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Posted July 4, 2015 by Sue Says in category Did you know?

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