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Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
May it forever ring

Once it was very weak, and once it was small
When it struck upon the world it wasn't heard at all
But a small band of patriots believed in it so long
They knew that if enough men willed it would grow big and strong

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So they took it to the forge of life and heated it with fire
The fire of men for liberty, and freedom's strong desire
And as they toiled and fought and died you could see that hammer grow
And when it struck the world again, it struck a mighty blow

Oh, freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
May it forever ring

And the word of it began to spread, it quickened all man's hearts
Too long had tyranny prevailed, now was the time to start
Our country where all men could live together, proud and free
And so they came to help it ring and fight for liberty

And as each one grasped it hard, to raise it up so high
That hammer became stronger; it rang into the sky
Each time it struck the anvil of human destiny
It's song was heard around the world: America was free

Oh, freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
May it forever ring

Well, that hammer is still ringing now, it hasn't ceased to grow
It's red with blood of millions who have died to keep it so
Those of us here have prospered, under its mighty arm
And tempered with the love of God, it's kept us from all harm

But the hammer is in danger now from a ruthless, cunning foe
Who's working hard to smash it, keep it still forever more
We must not let that happen, we must stand strong and true
The hammer is our country's heart, without it we are through

Oh, freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
Let it ring, let it ring

Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
Freedom is a hammer
May it for-ever ring

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