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Old Stormy Europe Strides

Songs performed by: Valerie Gordon, Michael Pokorny, Spencer Savoie, and Mark Travis.
By Mrs. C. M. Sawyer
AIR -- "Old Lang Syne."

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While on through tumult, strife and blood,
Old stormy Europe strides,
With stalwart blows for every foe,
Whatever else betides;
Praise God! along our sky, howe'er
The cloud at times my break,
The bird of Peace still hovers where
The Eagle whets his beak.
Not thus in auld lang syne it was,
In auld lang syne;
The days were drear for many a year,
In auld lang syne.

O, once beneath this storied roof,
While dangers hemmed their way,
Our Fathers wove the sacred woof
Their children wear to - day:
With noble words and noble deeds
'Twas proudly, grandly starred,
And not a spot its sheen to blot
The glorious fabric marred,
In auld lang syne 'twas wrought,
In auld lang syne;
Still free from stain shall it remain,
In auld lang syne.

Who stands within this brave old Hall
A traitor to the Past,
And turns not cowering to the wall --
A coward to the last?
Who dare the noble truths deny
Our Fathers wrote in blood,
Then lift to Heaven his shameless eye
Where They so proudly stood,
In auld lang syne, sae dear
In auld lang syne,
And dared to die for Liberty
In auld lang syne?

O may the paths our Fathers trod
To us be holy ground!
O, true to Freedom, COUNTRY, GOD,
May we be ever found!
Straight up to heaven the loyal vow
Devoutly may we send;
The Wrong to right, the True to plight,
The Just the Good defend?
While still we praise the noble days
Of auld lang syne,
The hearts of gold, the lips so bold,
Of auld lang syne.