1 Hush the loud cannon's roar,
The frantic warrior's call!
Why should the earth be drenched with gore?
Are we not brothers all?
2 Want, from the wretch depart!
Chains, from the captive fall!
Sweet mercy, melt the oppressor's heart, --
Sufferers are brothers all.
3 Churches and sects, strike down
Each mean partition-wall!
Let love each harsher feeling drown, --
Christians are brothers all.
4 Let love and truth alone
Hold human hearts in thrall,
That heaven its work at length may own,
And men be brothers all.