Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Voice, The Mind, and The Sword

I dream that music would be put to exalted words by or about beau ideals to regenerate interest in their principles. I conceptualized The Pursuit of Happiness Album. This is the 1st song:

The Voice, The Mind, and The Sword

"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet,
As to be purchased
At the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God!
I know not what course others may take;
But as for me,
Give me liberty or give me death!"

"We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable;
That all men are created equal & independent,
That from that equal creation
They derive rights inherent & inalienable,
Among which are the preservation of
Life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness;
That to secure these ends,
Governments are instituted among men,
Deriving their just powers
From the consent of the governed..."

"The time is now near at hand
Which must probably determine
Whether Americans
Are to be freemen or slaves;

Whether they are to have any property they can call their own;
Whether their houses and farms are to be pillaged and destroyed,
And themselves consigned to a state of wretchedness
From which no human efforts will deliver them.

The fate of unborn millions will now depend,
Under God, on the courage and conduct of this army.

Our cruel and unrelenting enemy leaves us
Only the choice of brave resistance,
Or the most abject submission.

We have, therefore, to resolve to conquer or die."

Eternal reverence, my Heroes! Honored and adored!
The Voice, The Mind, and The Sword.


Ilyn Ross said...

The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and awful monument to prove that the best Institutions may be abused by human depravity; and that they may even, in some instances, be made subservient to the vilest of purposes." - George Washington

Ilyn Ross said...

"....I beg you be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.' - [George Washington, to United Baptists Churches of Virginia, May, 1789 from The Washington papers edited by Saul Padover]