The following was written in the late 1980s to be a rallying song for the
pro-life movement. It is obviously to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the
Republic although a few minor adjustments must be made to make the
words fit the music. Twenty-five verses were written within about two
weeks in 1989. Nineteen more followed when a local pro-life group
requested verses fitting for a memorial service for children lost to abortion.
The total is now forty-six, the same as the number of human chromosomes.
The words "they" and "them" in the chorus are fully intended to have the
double meaning of both life and liberty as well as unborn babies.
THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE PRO-LIFERS
Glory, glory life and liberty
Truly, truly they were meant to be
Mercy, mercy let them live and see
His truth will set us free!
1 We are proud to share the premise that our rights are come from God
To Americans self-evident, to others somewhat odd
That the value of a human life's intrinsic from the start
Our country's founding creed!
2 The right to life is paramount, no other can compare
If the right to life is compromised, the others won't be there
-We will defend the right to life for all within our care
Our unborn children too!
3 For the millions who have perished, whose existence was denied
Let it not be laid to reticence by those of us who tried
-To spread the truth and show that they were ones like us who died
Their blood cries out to God!
4 The sanctity of life is not an option to be waived
We look forward to the day when ev'ry baby will be saved
And we'll reach out to those people who are now by lies enslaved
His truth is marching on!
5 In the glory of His likeness shall we live that all may see
With a vision of His kingdom that transfigures you and me
As He died to make us holy, we shall live that all may be
Empowered by His word!
6 Though through ignorance and apathy the truth has long been missed
We are confident in victory if we will just persist
For the value of all human life begins when life exists
Its sanctity upheld!
7 While the sowers of confusion will deny and obfuscate
-Depending upon ignorance and pandering to hate
For the blood of many millions of the innocent too late
The truth is marching on!
8 They will speak of single issues to demean this worthy cause
They can sneer and scorn forever but they can't repeal God's laws
We will carry on this battle and not even stop to pause
'Til victory is won!
9 When He formed us all in secret where no human eye can see
And invested us with dignity, with all humanity
He entrusted us with freedom and in freedom shall we see
His truth go marching on!
10 While the masters of deception act to hide their grisly trade
As they traffick in the flesh and blood of countless helpless babes
We will not forget that it was in His image they were made
His truth is in our hearts!
11 As they slaughter our posterity for quick and shameful gain
We will not forget that these are human children being slain
And the impact on the nation in the future will remain
An open running wound!
12 Reproduction is accomplished long before the time of birth
Some will claim that in the interim we lack all human worth
But if worth is not inherent in all life right from the first
No human life is safe!
13 The apologists for horrors stress exceptions to the rule
An approach to human problems that appeals to ev'ry fool
Their perversion of our heritage especially is cruel
The Constitution mocked!
14 They talk of reproductive rights, a euphemism weak
To pretend that it's not killing and it's babes whose lives they seek
It's the language of denial and it's called Abortionspeak
A language made for lies!
15 The abortionmonger's credo makes denial of the facts
A necessity to camouflage their vile barbaric acts
So prenatal vivisection gets a cover for its tracks
16 The only change that comes at birth, a defense if you like
Is the child becomes a citizen, although it's still a tyke
-To kill it before birth is just a surgical first strike
Pre-empting all its rights!
17 To claim religious freedom takes a blind, unthinking nerve
When it's living human sacrifice to idols that they serve
For our precious First Amendment offers no such acts preserve
18 Abortionism is the new religion of the land
If Abortionites don't want you it's your life they will demand
If you're too much of a burden they won't lend a helping hand
They'll seek to end your life!
19 In Abortionism's dogma all the worth of life depends
On each person's own utility to meet productive ends
And if killing is the means for any purpose it defends
It justifies the means!
20 In Abortionism's sacrament, the sacrifice of babes
Is to several hungry idols of a nation now depraved
Those to money, power, image, sex, convenience now enslaved
His truth will set you free!
21 In Abortionite mythology a child does not amount
-To anything until it's born, and even then there's doubt
-Don't bother me with facts they say, my whims are all that count
22 The slavers talked of rights of states, ignoring rights of slaves
-Abortionites talk privacy, ignoring rights of babes
-But privacy won't do for sending children to their graves
It's strictly talk for knaves!
23 It was said that John Brown's body lay a'moulderin' in the grave
But his spirit marched until a blemished nation had been saved
We will do the same for children destined for an early grave
His soul goes marching on!
24 In the aftermath of civil war, the nation undertook
To protect the rights of everyone, and no one overlook
Then a brazen act of tyranny our heritage forsook
For persons in the womb!
25 We are once again at civil war, the nation's heart is torn
And the tactics of the enemy by time are hardly worn
To deny the true humanity, this time of those unborn
Dred Scott your spirit lives!
26 They have said they'll go on killing even when the law is changed
As the legacy of holocaust has ethics rearranged
Just as slavery produced the Klan, abortion has arranged
For years of blood to come!
27 In a nation seeking leadership the last thing that we need
Is to sacrifice our future strength to selfishness and greed
As tomorrow's greatest resource is allowed to die and bleed
Our future stands in doubt!
28 As the present generation looks in fear on those to be
-Concerned about resources and excess humanity
Have they wondered who'll produce the things we all would like to see?
Our young are not a threat!
29 The aborted generation, the survivors of the womb
Will look back on their companions who have met an early doom
-And wonder how so many could have thought there wasn't room
In sorrow overwhelmed!
30 The philosophy of killing is dependent on the thought
That the value of another's life is little more than nought
It's the key to ev'ry holocaust and genocide we've bought
When will we see the light?!
31 As assaults upon the worth of life spill over to the born
And events bear out the truth to many whom we tried to warn
Must we wait as law's protection from each target group is shorn?
Life's value's absolute!
32 We will fight the prolongation of the silent holocaust
We will not forget the millions of our children who've been lost
And we shudder at the thought of the incalculable cost
His justice will be felt!
33 When a single child is lost it's cause for many hearts to mourn
With the sacrifice of millions sure the nation's soul is torn
With their promise for tomorrow gone the nation stands forlorn
34 As our schools continue closing and good jobs are hard to fill
They continue to destroy the source of all our future skill
And persist in their denial that it's children that they kill
The Big Lie yet more shrill!
35 The absence of a multitude of young with many gifts
In a nation numbed in spirit as it slowly sinks and drifts
Will be felt when they won't be there to provide the needed lifts
Their talents gone for good!
36 It's a gross affront to womanhood to make the wretched claim
That a woman must her children kill for economic gain
And such so-called feminism isn't worthy of the name
It's violent to the core!
37 As the holocaust continues, many mother's heart is sore
For she can't blot out the mem'ry of the child that once she bore
But a gracious God won't leave her if repentance is in store
His love will see her through!
38 As a generation decimated bears out what we feared
We can not forget that millions of our young are disappeared
And that many mothers' memories are now forever seared
By loss that can't be soothed!
39 Though they hear and see no evil, many hearts are full of doubt
As practitioners of horrors strain to keep the daylight out
Though they labor long in darkness, they cannot forever flout
His holy, righteous law!
40 Though the power of the enemy against us is arrayed
We will not allow him license to all human life degrade
We'll give thanks for ev'ry babe whose execution has been stayed
Our God will see us through!
41 The arrogance of justices has life itself betrayed
In the bloodshed of the innocent, satanic force displayed
Though the enemy confronts us we are not by him dismayed
Our God will yet prevail!
42 Though the evil of abortion costs four thousand lives a day
Thanks to seven godless judges who have forced on us their way
Though the media ignore us or distort the things we say
Our message will be heard!
43 Though the commentators mention that the birth rate's not the same
They refuse to name the reason, it's a policy of shame
And it's symptomatic of a nation nearly gone insane
Awash in blood and guilt!
44 Though so many now have noticed something's certainly gone wrong
That the birth rate's in decline yet the conception rate is strong
They will not admit the reason which to them cannot belong
The truth remains suppressed!
45 The conspiracy of silence cannot work if we speak out
The enormity of evil calls on everyone to shout
To demand that life be honored and that no one snuff it out
My God has called on me!
46 They will smirk and smile and mock us but the truth will shine
There's a voice we need to join us and that voice belongs to you
Will you raise your voice for justice for the unborn children too?
Their lives depend on you!