Battle Hymn of the Republic
It is estimated that 121 million people world-wide suffer from depression. Whereas there are many causes of depression, indications are that the current economic climate, reflecting the worst economic times since the Great Depression, has resulted in an alarming increase in the number of Americans suffering from depression. There is scientific evidence that music can help to ease the symptoms of depression (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080122203158.htm). With this in mind, we invite you to take time out from your busy schedule, relax momentarily and listen to our “Inspiring Music Selection for Today”.
According to Wikipedia: The “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, also known as “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” outside of the United States, is an American patriotic song written by abolitionist writer Julia Ward Howe during the American Civil War. The lyrics of “Battle Hymn of the Republic” appear in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s sermons and speeches, most notably in his speech “How Long, Not Long” from the steps of the Alabama State Capitol building on March 25, 1965, after the successful Selma to Montgomery march, and in his final sermon “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop“, delivered in Memphis, Tennessee on the evening of April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination. In fact, the latter sermon, King’s last public words, ends with the first lyrics of the “Battle Hymn”: “Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.”
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