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The Jubilee Hymn by Thomas Spence, 1782

 

 

Thomas Spence

The Jubilee Hymn: Or, A Song to be sung at the Commencement of the Millennium, If Not Sooner.

Words by the English radical Thomas Spence, in 1782, published in his journal PIGS MEAT, which Spence described as ‘This is that matchless pigs meat, so famous far and near. Oppressors hearts it fills with dread, but poor mans hearts does cheer.’

In England, this song is sung to the tune of ‘God Save the King’, in America it’s “My Country ‘Tis of Thee, Sweet Land of Liberty”
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