REV. GEO. P. WORTHINGTON, AUTHOR & PUBLISHER, 789 W. Baltimore St., Baltimore, Md.
PRISONER AT HOME! AFTER THE WAR. Cheer! Cheer!! Cheer!!! (sequel to "PRISONER'S HOPE.")
In the dreary prison cell, As I sat and thought of you, Oh! my mother, and all loving ones at home; How the tears did fill my eyes, Oh! what bitter groans and sighs, For the day when my deliverance should come!
Chorus - Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! the skies are brighter, Farewell, cells and bolts and bars; For the shouts of freemen ring Throughout all our land again, And we sit beneath triumphant stripes and stars.
Oh! the iron bolts and bars, And the scant and loathsome fare, And the vermin, and the thirst and biting cold: Oh! don't wonder,, mother dear, At my thin and whiten'd hair, That your rosy boy is stiff, and growing old!
Chorus - Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! &c.
But now at my happy home, With my country safe and free, And my mother and the lov'd ones all around; Oh! I bless the God above For the wonders of His love, And His praises through, my heart and home resound.
Chorus – Cheer! Cheer! Cheer! &c.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in 1865, by Geo. F. Worthington, in the Clerk's Office of the District of Md.
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