THEY SHALL NOT WIN

Whatever the strength of our foes is now,
    Whatever it may have been,
This is our slogan, and this our vow--
    They shall not win, they shall not win.

Though out of the darkness they call the aid
    Of the evil forces of Sin,
We utter our slogan unafraid--
    They shall not win, they shall not win.

We know we are right, and know they are wrong.
    So to God above and within--
We make our vow and we sing our song
    They shall not win, they shall not win.

It rises over the shriek of shell,
    And over the cannons' din:
Our slogan shall scatter the hosts of Hell--
    They shall not win, they shall not win.

Hello, Boys! by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
London: Gay and Hancock, 1919.


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