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At The Beating Of A Drum

 Fear ye not the stormy future, for the Battle Hymn is strong, 
And the armies of Australia shall not march without a song; 
The glorious words and music of Australia's song shall come 
When her true hearts rush together at the beating of a drum.
We may not be there to hear it – 'twill be written in the night, And Australia's foes shall fear it in the hour before the fight.
The glorious words and music from a lonely heart shall come When our sons shall rush to danger at the beating of the drum.
He shall be unknown who writes it; he shall soon forgotten be, But the song shall ring through ages as a song of liberty.
And I say the words and music of our battle hymn shall come, When Australia wakes in anger at the beating of a drum.

by Henry Lawson
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