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Dirge: Our Deeply Lamented Martyred President

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Words written by O. Wheelock, music composed by E. Mack.
Philadelphia: Lee & Walker, c1865.

LYRICS
Dirge. Our Deeply Lamented, Martyred President.
Man may die! still joined our hands!
Lincoln falls! the Union stands!
Saviour of our Land and Laws!
Dies the Martyr! lives the cause.
Lincoln dies! the Good and Great!
Waves our Flag o'er ev'ry State!
Wears a martyr's Crown on High!
He whose name shall never die.
O'er the distant waste of Time,
Freedom's bells his dirge shall chime,
In the Belfry of his fame,
An eternal tow'r of flame.
Throwing out both sound and light,
Sound for day and light for night
Guiding, cheering the oppress'd
Freedom's Mecca of the West.
 

COLLECTION
Sheet Music from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana 

REPOSITORY
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
To read or print the sheet music click here.