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William McCarty, comp.  The American National Song Book.  1842.
 
Bolivar; or, the Hero of Liberty
 
By Upton

HAIL, intrepid warrior, hail!
  Spread your triumph wide and far,
Madrid’s scepter’d wretch turns pale,
  Hail, illustrious Bolivar!
 
Washington’s glory lives in thee,        5
  Lives and lights Columbia’s star;
Friend of man and liberty,
  Hail, illustrious Bolivar!
 
Where is now oppression’s power,
  Dungeon chains and Tyranny’s bar;        10
Broken—snapt in Freedom’s hour;
  Hail, illustrious Bolivar!
 
Live, great Liberator, live,
  Ride supreme in Victory’s car;
Myriads shall the joy-strain give—        15
  “Hail, illustrious Bolivar!”
 
Myriads shall exulting cry—
  “Naught can man’s prerogative mar,
Free we’ll breathe, or free we’ll die;”
  Hail, illustrious Bolivar!        20
 
Sound the trump of deathless fame,
  Glorious shines the southern star;
Liberty gems the patriot’s name,
  Hail, illustrious Bolivar!
 
 
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