Poetry of Kansas

Will The World Go Dry

(Tune, If Your Heart Keeps Right)
There's a glad day coming when this
      world goes dry,
We will surely see it, 'tis for you
      and I,
We've already had the answer as we
      work and pray,
And the white ribbon emblem binds
      the world today.
Will the world go dry, will the world
      go dry?
Yes, 'tis surely coming, there's a
      clearer sky.
Will the world go dry, will the world
      go dry.
God is sending back the answer,
      victory is nigh.
When the war stained nations shall
      again have peace,
There's no doubt but rum and all its
      ills will cease,
And the far distant islands shall
      take up the cry,
Demon rum must surely vanish and
      the world go dry.
God will surely be our captain as we
      work and pray,
And we're nearing the dawning of
      that gladsome day,
For we pray 1920 sure will bring
      the light,
And a white ribbon world redeemed
      from rum and blight.

__Nettie Squire Sutton.

A Book of Poems
Nettie Squire Sutton
(Minneapolis, KS: Messenger Press. n.d.)
Page 33

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