by Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray
Language: English 
Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, 
that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away.
With malice toward none; with charity for all; 
with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, 
let us strive on to finish the work we are in;
to bind up the nation’s wounds;
to care for him who shall have borne the battle, 
and for his widow, and his orphan – 
to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, 
among ourselves, and with all nations.

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This text was added to the website: 2015-02-14
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Word count: 93