Slaves Rejoicing. Suggested by the President's late Emancipation Message.

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Title

Slaves Rejoicing. Suggested by the President's late Emancipation Message.

Description

Brightly Freedom's mourn is breaking;
Hopes that slumber'd are awaking;
Gloom, from souls oppressed, is taking

Flights before its rays!


See the flag of Freedom nearing!
Starry emblem, oh how cheering!
Long we waited thy appearing.

Banner of the free!



See the bayonets' sunbeams glancing!
Drums loud rattle—steeds are prancing,—
Freedom's army bold advancing,

Brings deliverance near.


Slavery's strong supports are falling—
Brandings, burnings, fetters galling,
Blood stained lashes, deeds appalling,

Lose their cruel power.


Years of stolen toll are ended;
Trade in human souls suspended:
Human rights, o'er us extended—

Liberty now reigns.


God has heard our piteous pleading—
Answers now our interceeding,
While from bondage he is leading

Us to Liberty.


Thrilled with Freedom's new-born feeling.
Let us each, devoutly kneeling,
See his hand thus freely dealing

Joys of Liberty.

Creator

*R., Jr.

Source

1:36, p. 4

Date

4.5.1862

Contributor

From the Rochester Express

Citation

*R., Jr., “Slaves Rejoicing. Suggested by the President's late Emancipation Message.,” Periodical Poets, accessed June 15, 2024, https://periodicalpoets.com/items/show/765.

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