No. 44. Brothers, Cheer.
D. J. Stiter, Copyrighted and used by permission of "The S. Brainard's Sons Company."
1. In this order we have met,
Brothers, sisters, brave and true,
But determined to resist old Shylock's power;
And we have not time to waste,
For they're watching I and you,
And are tightening our fetters ev'ry hour.
On! On! On! the time is rolling on,
O cheer up brothers, it will come;
For the Lord will never stand
Such injustice in our land!
He intended that the poor should have a home.
2. We have labored from the morn
Till the setting of the sun,
And our labor has the rich man's coffers filled;
While the children of the poor,
Begging bread from door to door,
Till starvation has their trembling voices stilled.
3. Now, ye sturdy men of toil,
We pray you lend your aid
On the side of Justice, Truth and Liberty;
And our hearts will then rejoice,
When we see our shackles fall,
And we hear the joyful chorus, "We are free!"
4. There's a mighty work to do,
Brothers, think before you act;
Together let us work in harmony,
Till within our Senate walls
They shall listen to our calls;
That indeed will be a glorious jubilee.
5. Down with salaries, down with fees;
Fill our offices with those
Who have Honesty and Principle in view,
May the toiler in his might Scatter
Freedom's bitter foes,
And be governed by the loyal, brave and true.