Sing Anew, O Freedom
by Jonathan Baltzly
O, hark! Let Freedom sing
Of times anew, times to be
Of days forgotten, days lost
O, see her embark, taking wing
Flying upon all that lives
“Joy!” She exclaims!
Dark clouds near, now disappear
Light shines in heaven
Let the earth be illuminated!
Freedom and Justice, her friend
Liberty her companion
And more gather in the skies
To sing a new, yet familiar tune.
She is not satisfied,
For Mankind has abandoned Truth,
Her closest confidant.
O, hark! She sheds tears as diamonds.
Joy continues to be silent to her cry
Happiness left the land long ago,
But has promised to return.
“O, Love! You abound in hearts and minds
Perhaps Hope will heal Mankind.”
She sighs again, with Liberty at her side
Patience shows her face;
She is followed by Grace,
And finally Strength,
The legend that trampled Evil to its grave.
Strength lifted up her voice
“O, hark! Today is the day!
Let us join once more
We may face War,
We will serve with Honor,
We will uphold Peace,
And Joy will follow in our wake.”
Freedom stood, looking to the North
“Verily, Strength has proclaimed
And lamented words heard before,
From the voice of Truth itself.”
Thus was the resurrection of Truth,
And it came forth
From the heights and depths
To reclaim its rightful place.