(chanted to no tune in particular)

BEFORE: by Julia Ward Howe

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 has 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 will never call retreat. He

is sifting out the hearts of men

before his judgment seat. 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!

His truth 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!

His truth is marching on!

AFTER: Sanitized for your protection

I see God’s approach; it is good.

God makes wine with God’s feet, from

non-union grapes. Brightness flashes

from the decision-making apparatus.

God’s worldview is currently earning

Give honor repeatedly to the god

of our tradition.

We have owned our values.

A musical instrument is summoning

many people, including women of

color, into God’s presence for ongoing

evaluation. I must walk quickly

and say yes to this invitation.

God’s worldview, after all, is earning

widespread respect.

Give honor repeatedly to the god

of our tradition.

We have owned our values.

Our Faith Leader had a non-Western

agrarian background. His talents and

abilities changed our lives for the

better. We should make great efforts

for civil rights because he did for

world peace. God’s worldview, we

recall, is earning widespread

respect.

Give honor repeatedly to the god

of our tradition.

We have owned our values.


Paul V. Mankowski , S.J., is Assistant

Professor of Semitic Languages at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in

Rome.

Articles by Paul V. Mankowski

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