Julia Ward Howe – Battle Hymn Of the Republic

Howe is the author of this 1861 song, also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory.” It has become a Christian worship song for referencing the return of the Lord. Written with a visit to a Union Army camp, the song has also somehow become both a spirited call to arms and an anti-war song for linking the Christian, Book of Revelations day of judgment to the American Civil War. Today, it is further widely performed as a patriotic song, at political party conventions, funerals of great politicians, and presidential inaugurations. And of course, American college football games…

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