I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires

I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires

The bonds linking family and the lines separating enemies have become very blurry for 17-year-old Robert.

Author: Cathy Gohlke

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9781575674032

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The bonds linking family and the lines separating enemies have become very blurry for 17-year-old Robert. With his father away fighting for the Union, Robert must decide to act alone in order to help his ailing mother, extricate his injured Confederate Uncle, and bring relief to his cousin, Emily. When he unwittingly gets entangled in a Confederate escape plot, Robert must forge his anger and shame into a new determination to save his family. And, perhaps, he must also realize that the saving might not be entirely up to him. Honor and duty to God and country aren’t as clear-cut as he hoped them to be.
Categories: Fiction

William Henry is a Fine Name I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires Set

William Henry is a Fine Name I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires Set

It had been so easy to sing, to rally around with everybody back home, back when President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation. I thought of that line, “I have seen Him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps.

Author: Cathy Gohlke

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 9780802482945

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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This set includes William Henry is a Fine Name and I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires. In William Henry is a Fine Name, they told Robert his best friend wasn't human. Robert's father assisted the Underground Railroad. His mother adamantly opposed abolition. His best friend was a black boy named William Henry. As a nation neared its boiling point, Robert found himself in his own painful conflict. The one thing he couldn't do was nothing at all. William Henry is a coming-of-age story about a 12-year-old boy--and an entire country--that comes face to face with the evils of society, even within the walls of the church. In the safety of an uplifting friendship, he discovers the hope of a brighter day. In I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires, the bonds linking family and the lines separating enemies have become very blurry for 17-year-old Robert. With his father away fighting for the Union, Robert must decide to act alone in order to help his ailing mother, extricate his injured Confederate Uncle, and bring relief to his cousin, Emily. When he unwittingly gets entangled in a Confederate escape plot, Robert must forge his anger and shame into a new determination to save his family. And, perhaps, he must also realize that the saving might not be entirely up to him. Honor and duty to God and country aren’t as clear-cut as he hoped them to be.
Categories: Fiction

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

I have seen him in the watchfires of an hundred circling camps They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps, I can read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps His day is marching on. I have read a burning ...

Author: John Stauffer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199837441

Category: History

Page: 392

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It was sung at Ronald Reagan's funeral, and adopted with new lyrics by labor radicals. John Updike quoted it in the title of one of his novels, and George W. Bush had it performed at the memorial service in the National Cathedral for victims of September 11, 2001. Perhaps no other song has held such a profoundly significant--and contradictory--place in America's history and cultural memory than the "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." In this sweeping study, John Stauffer and Benjamin Soskis show how this Civil War tune has become an anthem for cause after radically different cause. The song originated in antebellum revivalism, with the melody of the camp-meeting favorite, "Say Brothers, Will You Meet Us." Union soldiers in the Civil War then turned it into "John Brown's Body." Julia Ward Howe, uncomfortable with Brown's violence and militancy, wrote the words we know today. Using intense apocalyptic and millenarian imagery, she captured the popular enthusiasm of the time, the sense of a climactic battle between good and evil; yet she made no reference to a particular time or place, allowing it to be exported or adapted to new conflicts, including Reconstruction, sectional reconciliation, imperialism, progressive reform, labor radicalism, civil rights movements, and social conservatism. And yet the memory of the song's original role in bloody and divisive Civil War scuttled an attempt to make it the national anthem. The Daughters of the Confederacy held a contest for new lyrics, but admitted that none of the entries measured up to the power of the original. "The Battle Hymn" has long helped to express what we mean when we talk about sacrifice, about the importance of fighting--in battles both real and allegorical--for the values America represents. It conjures up and confirms some of our most profound conceptions of national identity and purpose. And yet, as Stauffer and Soskis note, the popularity of the song has not relieved it of the tensions present at its birth--tensions between unity and discord, and between the glories and the perils of righteous enthusiasm. If anything, those tensions became more profound. By following this thread through the tapestry of American history, The Battle Hymn of the Republic illuminates the fractures and contradictions that underlie the story of our nation.
Categories: History

The Tabernacle Chorus

The Tabernacle Chorus

2 I have seen him in the watchfires oí a hun . dred circling camps ; They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps ; I have read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps : His day is marching on .

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Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433068259559

Category: Hymns

Page: 160

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Categories: Hymns

The Golden Book of Favorite Songs

The Golden Book of Favorite Songs

Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe , the author of this stirring war song , was born in New York , May 27 , 1819 , and was married to Dr. ... I have seen Him in the watch - fires of a hun - dred cir - cling camps , They have 3.

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Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 0769243967

Category: Music

Page: 132

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An entirely different collection from The Gray Book of Favorite Songs, this 21st edition is the newest in a long-lived popular book -- since 1915. Truly 'A Treasury of the Best Songs of Our People.' Includes the Gettysburg Address and histories of the best-loved patriotic songs of America.
Categories: Music

A Fiery Gospel

A Fiery Gospel

I have seen him in the watchfires of an hundred circling camps They have builded him an altar in the evening dews and damps, I can read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps His day is marching on. I have read a burning ...

Author: Richard M. Gamble

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501736421

Category: Music

Page: 296

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Since its composition in Washington's Willard Hotel in 1861, Julia Ward Howe's "Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been used to make America and its wars sacred. Few Americans reflect on its violent and redemptive imagery, drawn freely from prophetic passages of the Old and New Testaments, and fewer still think about the implications of that apocalyptic language for how Americans interpret who they are and what they owe the world. In A Fiery Gospel, Richard M. Gamble describes how this camp-meeting tune, paired with Howe's evocative lyrics, became one of the most effective instruments of religious nationalism. He takes the reader back to the song's origins during the Civil War, and reveals how those political and military circumstances launched the song's incredible career in American public life. Gamble deftly considers the idea behind the song—humming the tune, reading the music for us—all while reveling in the multiplicity of meanings of and uses to which Howe's lyrics have been put. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" has been versatile enough to match the needs of Civil Rights activists and conservative nationalists, war hawks and peaceniks, as well as Europeans and Americans. This varied career shows readers much about the shifting shape of American righteousness. Yet it is, argues Gamble, the creator of the song herself—her Abolitionist household, Unitarian theology, and Romantic and nationalist sensibilities—that is the true conductor of this most American of war songs. A Fiery Gospel depicts most vividly the surprising genealogy of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and its sure and certain position as a cultural piece in the uncertain amalgam that was and is American civil religion.
Categories: Music

The Lustre of Our Country

The Lustre of Our Country

Over and over again we have seen the parallels drawn between that death and the death of our Savior in blood of ... I have seen Him in the watch - fires of a hundred circling camps ; They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews ...

Author: John T. Noonan Jr.

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520925521

Category: History

Page: 436

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A New York Times Notable Book This remarkable work offers a fresh approach to a freedom that is often taken for granted in the United States, yet is one of the strongest and proudest elements of American culture: religious freedom. In this compellingly written, distinctively personal book, Judge John T. Noonan asserts that freedom of religion, as James Madison conceived it, is an American invention previously unknown to any nation on earth. The Lustre of Our Country demonstrates how the idea of religious liberty is central to the American experience and to American influence around the world. Noonan's original book is a history of the idea of religious liberty and its relationship with the law. He begins with an intellectual autobiography, describing his own religious and legal training. After setting the stage with autobiography, Noonan turns to history, with each chapter written in a new voice. One chapter takes the form of a catechism (questions and answers), presenting the history of the idea of religious freedom in Christianity and the American colonies. Another chapter on James Madison argues that Madison's support of religious freedom was not purely secular but rather the outcome of his own religious beliefs. A fictional sister of Alexis de Toqueville writes, contrary to her brother's work, that the U.S. government is very closely tied to religion. Other chapters offer straightforward considerations of constitutional law. Throughout the book, Noonan shows how the free exercise of religion led to profound changes in American law—he discusses abolition, temperance, and civil rights—and how the legal notion of religious liberty influenced revolutionary France, Japan, and Russia, as well as the Catholic Church during Vatican II. The Lustre of Our Country is a celebration of religious freedom—a personal and profound statement on what the author considers America's greatest moral contribution to the world.
Categories: History

Homeland Mythology

Homeland Mythology

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord: He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored; He hath loosed the fateful lightning of his terrible swift sword: His truth is marching on. I have seen Him ...

Author: Christopher Collins

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271074245

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Since 9/11, America has presented itself to the world as a Christianist culture, no less antimodern and nostalgic for an idealized past than its Islamist foes. The master-narrative both sides share might sound like this: Once upon a time, the values of the righteous community coincided with those of the state. Home and land were harmoniously united under God. But through intellectual pride (read: science) and disobedience (read: human rights), this God-blessed homeland was lost and is now worth every drop of blood it takes, ours and others’, to recover. For Americans, the prime source for this once-and-future-kingdom myth is the Bible, with its many narratives of blessings gained, lost, and regained: the garden of Eden, the covenant with Abraham, the bondage in Egypt, the exodus under Moses, the glory of David and Solomon’s realm, the coming of the promised Messiah, his crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension into heaven, his apocalyptic return at the end of history, and his establishment of the earthly kingdom of God. As Homeland Mythology shows, these biblical narratives have, over time, inspired a multitude of nationalist narratives, myths ingeniously spun out to justify a number of decidedly unchristian policies and institutions—from Indian genocide, the slave trade, and the exploitation of immigrant workers to Manifest Destiny, imperial expansionism, and, most recently, preemptive war. On March 25, 2001, George W. Bush shared a bit of political wisdom: “You can fool some of the people all of the time—and those are the ones you have to concentrate on.” The cynical use of religion to cloak criminal behavior is always worth exposing, but why our leaders lie to us is no longer a mystery. What does remain mysterious is why so many of us are disposed to believe their lies. The unexamined issue that this book addresses is, therefore, not the mendacity of the few, but the credulity of the many.
Categories: Religion

An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

An Annotated Anthology of Hymns

Sears, who was a Unitarian minister, would certainly have wanted to read the account of the Incarnation in terms of ... I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps; They have builded him an altar in the evening dews ...

Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191520648

Category: Music

Page: 470

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An Annotated Anthology of Hymns is a selection of 250 of the best-known hymns in the English language, including texts translated from Greek, Latin, German, and other languages. The selection includes hymns from the earliest years of the Christian church to the present day. This is not a book for worship: the hymns are printed in a chronological sequence and not by Christian season or subject, as they would be in a church hymn book. It is an anthology for those who would like to understand more about hymns: each one is given a commentary which sets it in context, identifies significant sources, and provides explanatory and critical material. An introductory essay discusses the hymn as a historical and literary form, and the way in which it appeals to so many people. This is a book which shows how, in the words of the foreword by Timothy Dudley-Smith, 'hymns lift the heart'. It will be treasured by those who already know something about hymns and it will delight all those who enjoy hymns and would like to know more about them.
Categories: Music

Book of Worship for United States Forces

Book of Worship for United States Forces

191 Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, cento Battle Hymn of the Republic 15. 15. 15. 6. with Refrain American camp meeting tune 1 . Mine eyes have seen the glo - ry of the com - ing of the Lord; 2. I have seen him ...

Author: The Armed Forces Chaplains Board

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781434421326

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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This volumes contains hymns, Orders of Worship, a Lectionary, Prayers, Guitar Chord Fingering Diagrams, and several indices.
Categories: Fiction

Supernatural Realms

Supernatural Realms

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is marching on ...

Author: Robin Dinnanauth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329930414

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 798

In this book you are about to discover an experience with glory of God in a supernatural way. Do you have a desire to catch a Glimpse of God's glory, so like Moses? Then this book will help you to increase your knowledge and understanding of God which will lead you to a higher level of living as you apply the principles that the Word of God teaches. It's very important to have a desire for the Glory of God. Why because there is a transformation that takes place in the presence of God. What have been isn't what always has to be. In the presence of God despair and helplessness melts away. The problems that confront our lives become possibilities, the fear that sometimes grips us melts into fortitude in the presence of God. And most important the filth of sin is washed away in the presence of Jesus.
Categories: Religion

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

“ get up ” of Ik Bryson and his friends could I have seen Him in the watch - fires of a hundred circling only be equaled , never excelled . Ik's only camps : trouble seemed to be that there was a natural We have builded Him an altar in ...

Author: Henry Mills Alden

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:B000541572

Category: American literature

Page:

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Categories: American literature

Harper s Magazine

Harper s Magazine

It was of war and waving John Graham seemed wrapped up in thought , banners , and grim battle , and bloody victory ... Ik's only I have seen Him in the watch - fires of a hundred circling camps : trouble seemed to be that there was a ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007119469

Category: American literature

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Categories: American literature

It s Easy to Play Hymns

It s Easy to Play Hymns

Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory Tempo di marcia 1. Mine eyes have seen the glo - ry of the com - ing of the Lord; He is 2. I've seen him in the watch-fires of a hun - dred cir - cling camps, They have mf tramp -ling out the vin -tage ...

Author: Wise Publications

Publisher: Wise Publications

ISBN: 9781783236251

Category: Music

Page: 48

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It's Easy to Play Hymns is a fabulous collection of simplified, easy-to-read arrangements of over 30 popular hymns for Piano - Perfect for the beginner pianist looking to bolster their repertoire and improve their playing. Song List: - Abide With Me - All People That On Earth Do Dwell - All Things Bright And Beautiful - As With Gladness Men Of Old - Eternal Father, Strong To Save - Glorious Things Of Thee Are Spoken - He Who Would Valiant Be - Holy, Holy, Holy - How Great Thou Art - How Sweet The Name Of Jesus Sounds - Jerusalem The Golden - Jesu, Lover Of My Soul - Lead Kindly Light - Lead Us Heavenly Father - Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory - Nearer My God To Thee - Now Thank We All Our God - God, Our Help In Ages Past - Worship The King - Onward Christian Soldiers - Praise My Soul The King Of Heaven - Praise To The Holiest - Rock Of Ages - Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus - Tell Me The Old, Old Story - The Church's One Foundation - The Day Thou Gave'st Lord Is Ended - The King Of Love My Shepherd Is - The Lords My Shepherd - The Old Rugged Cross - There Is A Green Hill Far Away - Through The Night Of Doubt And Sorrow - We Plough The Fields And Scatter - When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
Categories: Music

I m Just Wanda But Jesus Is G O D

I m Just Wanda  But Jesus Is G O D

I have seen Him in the watchfires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps— His day is marching on.

Author: Wanda Aigner

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781606965467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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Pope Benedict XVI is too late for Wanda Aigner's father, who believed in limbo. When at three days Wanda became deathly ill, her father nearly had an accident in his Model A Ford on Minnesota's gravel roads in mid-January as he sped to their pastor to get his daughter baptized. Still alive and well and having had an adventurous life both in the States and abroad, this memoir searches the highs and lows of a life dedicated to missions. If you wish to see Jesus, learn how he spoke to Wanda through a grandmother, leading her to not only assurance of salvation but also a call to missions. Try, if you will, counting the times Jesus healed her or helped her with demon problems. Be enlightened of Satan's wiles, inspired by Wanda's faithfulness, and encouraged to keep on keeping on-with your guard up. You may well find yourself challenged when you recognize the much more than ample proof of this autobiographer's declaration, I'm Just Wanda, but...JESUS Is G-O-D!
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Leviticus

Leviticus

The second verse is as follows: I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps, They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is ...

Author: Jerry E. Shepherd

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310490746

Category: Religion

Page: 416

View: 457

A new commentary for today's world, The Story of God Bible Commentary explains and illuminates each passage of Scripture in light of the Bible's grand story. The first commentary series to do so, SGBC offers a clear and compelling exposition of biblical texts, guiding everyday readers in how to creatively and faithfully live out the Bible in their own contexts. Its story-centric approach is ideal for pastors, students, Sunday school teachers, and laypeople alike. Three easy-to-use sections designed to help readers live out God's story: LISTEN to the Story: Includes complete NIV text with references to other texts at work in each passage, encouraging the reader to hear it within the Bible’s grand story EXPLAIN the Story: Explores and illuminates each text as embedded in its canonical and historical setting LIVE the Story: Reflects on how each text can be lived today and includes contemporary stories and illustrations to aid preachers, teachers, and students Praise for SGBC: "The easy-to-use format and practical guidance brings God’s grand story to modern-day life so anyone can understand how it applies today." - Andy Stanley "Opens up the biblical story in ways that move us to act." - Darrell L. Bock "It makes the text sing and helps us hear the story afresh." - John Ortberg "This commentary breaks new ground." - Craig L. Blomberg
Categories: Religion

Incidents among Shot and Shell

Incidents among Shot and Shell

“I have seen Him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps; They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I have read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps: His day is marching on.

Author: E.P. Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785873860210

Category: History

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Incidents among Shot and Shell. The only Authentic Work Extant Giving the many Tragic and Touching Incidents that Came under the Notice of the United States Christian Commission during the Long Years of the Civil War.
Categories: History

Armed Forces Hymnal

Armed Forces Hymnal

389 MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC : 15. 15. 15. 6. with Refrain William Steffe , 1852 Julia Ward Howe , 1861 a 1. Mine eyes have seen the glo - ry of the com - ing of the Lord ; 2. I have seen Him in the ...

Author: United States. Department of Defense. Armed Forces Chaplains Board

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:B000330037

Category: Armed Forces

Page: 512

View: 185

Categories: Armed Forces

War Terrible War

War  Terrible War

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps; They have builded Him an altar in the ev'ning dews and damps; I can read his righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps, His day is marching on. CHORUS I have read a ...

Author: Joy Hakim

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195188998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 161

View: 709

An eleven volume set about American history that attempts to make history fun for young readers.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Eclectic School Readings Stories from Life

Eclectic School Readings Stories from Life

carriage in which Mrs. Howe and her friends were seated was surrounded by soldiers. ... I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps; They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps; I can read His ...

Author: Orison Swett Marden

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

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The stories here presented do not claim to be more than mere outlines of the subjects chosen, enough to show what brave souls in the past, souls animated by loyalty to God and to their best selves, were able to accomplish in spite of obstacles of which the more fortunately born youths of to-day can have no conception.
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