Draw the Sword, Northland

Published by Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St., N.Y. No. 5.

Draw the Sword, Northland.

Draw the sword, Northland! Northland! Northland!
Too long have we parleyed with insolent foes;
Arise for the Union, Union, Union!
Even as for freedom our fathers arose!
From valleys and mountains, clustering, clustering,
From forest and prairie, and shores of the sea;
For Freedom’s great battle-field mustering, mustering,
Beneath the star-banner, the Flag of the Free!
Draw the sword, Northland! Northland! Northland!
Charge on Rebellion and all its dark powers;
Strike for the Union, Union, Union!
He who holds back is no comrade of ours!

Sheathe the sword, Northland! Northland! Northland!
Only when Rebels no longer contend—
Only when Union, Union, Union!
Shall weld a new bond that no Treason can rend!
When the dread struggle is over, over,
And Liberty’s duty is fairly done,
We will offer our hands to the vanquished, vanquished,
And bid them be once more the Many in One!
Sheathe the Sword, Northland! Northland! Northland!
Only when Treason no longer lowers!
Only when Union, Union, Union!
For all the great Future, is ours, still ours!

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