Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Sings 'Battle Hymn of the Republic' at President's Inauguration
At President Barack Obama's second inauguration ceremony on Monday, over 300 members of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir sang "Battle Hymn of the Republic," a song written by a great American abolitionist which connects the End Times to the American Civil War.
The song, which carries the memorable chorus of "Glory, Glory Hallelujah," was originally composed in 1861 by prominent American abolitionist Julia Ward Howe, who was reportedly inspired to write the song after meeting U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and has become a popular American patriotic song.
The lyrics of the hymn link God's judgment of the wicked in the End Times, as found in the New Testament of the Bible, with the American Civil War, and proved fitting for Monday's inauguration ceremony as it falls on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and closely after the 150the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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