COURAGE! A Poem by Bryan Waller Procter 1787-1874

courage2Courage! Nothing can withstand
Long, a wronged, undaunted land,
If the hearts within her be
True unto themselves and thee,
Thou freed giant, Liberty!

Courage! Nothing e’er withstood
Freedmen fighting for their good.
Armed with all their fathers’ fame,
They will win and wear a name
That shall go to endless glory,
Like the gods of old in story,
Raised to heaven and heavenly worth
For the good they gave to earth.

Lewis CourageCourage! Who will be a slave,
That hath strength to dig a grave,
And therein his fetters hide,
And lay a tyrant by his side?
Courage! Hope, howe’er he fly
For a time, can never die!
Courage, therefore, brother men!
Courage! To the fight again!

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