RETURN TO: COMING TO AMERICA

RETURN TO: SONGS

 
SCENE: The devout Woman’s Christian Union sings their gospel, the fight against absent husbands, fathers, and the American drinking disease.
 
CHORUS OF LADIES OF TEMPERANCE

 

let us pray, dear Ladies of Temperance
upon the day and the sin of whiskey
can we save the sweet soul of remembrance
that once made our home and country?

let us pray, dear Ladies of Temperance
as the Lord has asked us to lead
on the way, we’ve feared and we’ve trembled since
husbands have taken their leave

we are the dear Ladies of Temperance
in this day of hope and history
let us show strength in his will and his Providence
let us stand in which we believe

can we lead the way to a common sense
that will fight this drinking disease?
let us pray dear Ladies of Temperance
let us pray that we will be free