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Source: Florence Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: song lyrics
Document title: “In Memory of President McKinley”
Author(s): Vesey, J. W.
City of publication: Florence, Alabama
Date of publication: 27 September 1901
Volume number: 12
Issue number: 13
Pagination: [8]

Vesey, J. W. “In Memory of President McKinley.” Florence Times 27 Sept. 1901 v12n13: p. [8].
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William McKinley (music); McKinley memorialization (music).
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“Sung at the Memorial service held in East Florence September 19, 1901, to the tune ‘America’” (p. [8]).

“Composed by Rev. J. W. Vesey” (p. [8]).


In Memory of President McKinley

Our nation’s wrapt in grief
Because our noble chief
Is stricken down;
He served his country well
His noble deeds do tell,
And through our Union dwell
Sorrow and grief.

Our leader’s fallen now,
In sorrow here we bow,
Our hearts cast down:
All honor to his name,
He reached the height of fame,
But God his soul did claim
And we submit.

Almighty God, our King,
We now our praises bring
To Thee, our Lord;
May our lives useful be,
As was his, Lord, for Thee;
And may we dwell with Thee
For ever more.



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