- MAKE room for the thousands on thou-
- sands returning
- From the lowly pathway of darkness!
Our hearts with accents of kindness are
- Unfurl your proud banner and wel-
- come them in!
- From the isles of the ocean, the plains and
- the dells,
- Thousands on thousands are watching the
- The fond mother's heart in gratitude swells__
Oh! say, shall we wake and find this a
- O'er cities and towns, o'er valleys' and
- May the flag of temperance o'er all be
- It bids you partake of the life-giving foun-
- Those waters are flowing to gladden the
- Oh! still at our post we stand to deliver,
Till the light burns again on each deso-
- late hearth,
- And the demon of whisky is vanquished for-
- Whose breath like a plague has darkened
- the earth !
__Anna A. Wright.
More Truth Than Poetry
Anna A. Wright
(Chicago: W. S. Battis & Co. 1884)
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