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Discipline is the soul…

24 Mar

“Final Road To Liberty” by Henry Kidd

“Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.” George Washington, Letter to the Captains of the Virginia Regiments July 29,1759

“Chester” – The Battle Hymn of the Continental Army

Let tyrants shake their iron rod,
And Slav’ry clank her galling chains,
We fear them not, we trust in God,
New England’s God forever reigns.

Howe and Burgoyne and Clinton too,
With Prescot and Cornwallis join’d,
Together plot our Overthrow,
In one Infernal league combin’d.

When God inspir’d us for the fight,
Their ranks were broke, their lines were forc’d,
Their ships were Shatter’d in our sight,
Or swiftly driven from our Coast.

The Foe comes on with haughty Stride;
Our troops advance with martial noise,
Their Vet’rans flee before our Youth,
And Gen’rals yield to beardless Boys.

What grateful Off’ring shall we bring?
What shall we render to the Lord?
Loud Halleluiahs let us Sing,
And praise his name on ev’ry Chord.

Listen: “Chester” by William Billings

Read: “By The Hand of Providence: How Faith Shaped the American Revolution” by Rod Gragg

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Posted by on March 24, 2012 in Letters

 

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