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The Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man

Song: The Fatherhood of God and Brotherhood of Man
Lyrics: John W. Hutchinson (1)

Music: H. H. Hawley
Year: 1868 (2)
Genre: Traditional
Country: USA


What will the bigots do
when the see the host advance,
With banners streaming high,
An its motto shall entrance,
As the golden words they read,
they will quickly join the van,
And vote for equal suffrage,
and brotherhood of man.

CHORUS:
For the Fatherhood of God,
And the brotherhood of man,
With universal suffrage,
is spreading thro' the land,
For the Fatherhood of God,
and the brotherhood of man.
We'll talk and sing
while on the wing,
and ring it thro' the land.
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Columbia's sons now lead the way,
And rally to the standard.
Of equal rights for one and all,
Though once to slavery pandere.
Our country shall this banner bear,
Free suffrage is its motto,
For liberty we'll work you see,
And vote the way we ought to.

CHORUS:
For the Fatherhood of God,
And the brotherhood of man,
This message that the angels bring,
We'll sing it thro' the land,
For the Fatherhood of God,
and the brotherhood of man,
We'll talk and sing for woman's cause,
Do all the good we can.

Let discord and contention cease,
That fill our hearts with sorrow,
A ray of hope dispels the gloom,
There's sunshine on the morrow.
The truth for man proclaimed by Christ,
Long centuries ago.
This resurrection cheers us on,
And makes our hearts o'er flow.
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CHORUS:
With gratitude to God,
For the brotherhold of man,
We all revere the higher law,
Do a good turn when you can.
For the Fatherhood of God,
and the brotherhood of man,
This message thatthe angels bring,
we'll sing it thro' the land.

Now peace on earth, the hosts above,
Proclaim the nations free,
And all both black and white enjoy,
The boon of liberty.
We claim no creed for class or clan,
But cherish all the good,
While round the world,
There soon will be our common brotherhood.

CHORUS:
For the Fatherhood of God,
And the brotherhood of man,
We proclaim it to the nations,
This glorious christian plan.
For the Fatherhood of God,
And the brotherhood of man,
Come join with us this chorus,
and waft it thro' the land.

List ye sorrow stricken sisters,
to the voice of truth today,
On the world the sun is rising,
Error's clouds shall flee away,
True hearts waiting for the dawning.
Earnest seers their joys foretold,
Look! Oh look! the field of promise.
White with harvest rich as gold,
Ever hopeful, never doubting,
Always working for the right,
Loving, waiting, watching, longing.
For the millennial dawn of light.
Oh...

CHORUS:
For the Fatherhood of God,
And the brotherhood of man,
We proclaim it to the nations,
This glorious christian plan.
For the Fatherhood of God,
And the brotherhood of man,
Come join with us this chorus,
and waft it thro' the land.


Notes:

1 - Hutchinson Family Singers information.

2 - Publisher, John W. Hutchison, in the Clerk's office of the Dist. Court of the U. S. for the Northern Dist. of Illinois.