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The Concord Hymn Lyrics and Music

The uplifting words and lyrics of the beloved hymn begin with "By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "The Concord Hymn" hymn were written by its American author Ralph Waldo Emerson. The author of the hymn, Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born on May 25, 1803 and died on April 27, 1882. The name of the composer of the melodious music that accompanies the "The Concord Hymn" song of praise has unfortunately been lost over time.  We have placed "The Concord Hymn" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the uplifting lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

The Concord Hymn Hymn
Title: The Concord Hymn *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Ralph Waldo Emerson*** Name of Composer: Unknown *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting words of the "The Concord Hymn" lyrics, Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803-April 27, 1882), was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States and achieved fame as a poet, essayist and lecturer. The Concord Hymn was written by Ralph Waldo Emerson for the 1837 dedication of the monument in Concord, Massachusetts commemorating the Battle of Concord (April 19, 1775) at the outbreak of the American Revolution.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: The Concord Hymn
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 to April 27, 1882)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Poem written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Unknown
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "By the rude bridge that arched the flood,Their flag to April's breeze unfurled"
First Publication Date: 1836


The Concord Hymn Lyrics

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled;
Here once the embattled farmers stood;
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps,
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream that seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We place with joy a votive stone,
That memory may their deeds redeem,
When, like our sires, our sons are gone.

O Thou who made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raised to them and Thee.

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