The Battle Hymn of the Republic first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly in 1862 and quickly gained popularity during the time of the Civil War.  Here is a line that I absolutely love from this hymn written by Julia Ward Howe.

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“I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel: ‘As ye deal with my condemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel, Since God is marching on.'”

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