Delphic Kansas

Kate Stephens
1853-1938

Our Founders


 
(A Kansas University song of praise to be sung to
the measures of the fine old hymn-tune 'Margaret')
 
On this hill's broad base, with the faith of our race
        in freedom, and truth that makes free,
The strong folk of yore - heavy burdens they bore -
            Set our University:
        Then hail to the work of our founders,
        Who built that the state should be free.
 
Yea, they wrought with grace, for unborn of their race,
        For freedom, and truth that makes free.
Let us praise their name for good-workers' fame
            Who would school generations to be;
        Then hail to the work of our founders,
        Who built that the state should be free.
 
Then their praise we sing: may our campus ring
        With freedom, and truth that makes free;
May we stand to the fore, like those strong folk of yore,
            And make for humanity;
        Then hail to the work of our founders,
        Who built that the state should be free.
 

Delphic Kansas
Kate Stephens
(Woodstock, N.Y.: The Maverick Press. 1911)
 
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