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Mine Eyes have seen the Glory

Mine Eyes have seen the Glory Lyrics and Music

The rousing words and lyrics of this popular Patriotic song begin with "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of this "Mine Eyes have seen the Glory" song were written by its American author, Julia Ward Howe. The author of the hymn, Julia Ward Howe, was born on May 27, 1819 and died on October 17, 1910. The exhilarating music that accompanies the Patriotic words of the "Mine Eyes have seen the Glory" song was composed by William Steffe.  The composer of the music to the "Mine Eyes have seen the Glory" song, William Steffe, was born in 1830 and died in 1890. We have placed "Mine Eyes have seen the Glory" in the category of Patriotic Songs. Enjoy the loyal lyrics of this famous, inspirational song.

Mine Eyes have seen the Glory Hymn
Title: Mine Eyes have seen the Glory *** Name of Composer: William Steffe *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Julia Ward Howe *** Hymns Category: Patriotic Songs and Hymns

History of 'Mine Eyes have seen the Glory'
"Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" is the title of the hymn outside of the United States of America, where it is popularly known as "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Julia Ward Howe was inspired to write "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" following a visit to Washington, D.C., with her husband in 1861 in which she met President Abraham Lincoln at the White House. During the trip, her friend James Freeman Clarke (1810 - 1888), a theologian and author. suggested she write new words to the famous song "John Brown's Body". Julia Ward Howe wrote the new lyrics on 19 November 1861 and the words were set to the existing music by William Steffe. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" quickly became one of the most popular songs of the Union during the American Civil War (1861 - 1865).

Author of the Lyrics
The patriot and author of the words of the "Mine Eyes have seen the Glory" lyrics, Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819-October 17, 1910), was born in New York City, United States and achieved fame as a poet, author and hymn writer. Julia Ward Howe is best known for writing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" but is also recognized as a determined advocate for abolitionism and women's suffrage.

Composer of Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Mine Eyes have seen the Glory", William Steffe (1830-1890), was born in South Carolina, United States and became famous as a composer and musician. His "Glory Hallelujah" refrain is used in the famous 'John Brown’s Body' song.

Mine Eyes have seen the Glory Lyrics

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 hath 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.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel;
“As ye deal with My contemners, so with you My grace shall deal”;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, 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! Our God 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 live to make men free;
[originally …let us die to make men free]
While God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! While God is marching on.

He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on.
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

Information about this Patriotic Song
Title of Hymn / Patriotic Song: Mine Eyes have seen the Glory
Author of Lyrics: Julia Ward Howe (May 27, 1819 to October 17, 1910)
Nationality of Author: American
Name of Composer of Music: William Steffe (1830 to 1890)
Hymn Category: Patriotic Songs and Hymns
First Line of Hymn: "Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord"
First Publication Date: 1861

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