This poem is one of Henry van Dyke's best. In his Preface to the book from which it is reprinted (The Red Flower) he said: “These are verses that came to me in this dreadful war time amid the cares and labors of a heavy task.' The one here given is among those in the book concerning which he said: “The rest of the verses were printed after I resigned my diplomatic post and was free to say what I thought and felt, without reserve. His work as Minister to the Netherlands after the war broke out is held in highest estimation by all civilized nations.

AMERICA AND HER ALLIES (Page 256) Washington Gladden (1836–1918) was an author and clergyman of wide reputation. He was born at Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, February 11, 1836, and graduated from Williams College in 1859. In 1860 he was ordained to the Congregational ministry. He held a number of important pastorates, one of which was the First Congregational Church, Columbus, Ohio, where he was pastor from 1882–1914. He wrote thirty or more books, and contributed numerous articles to various periodicals on religious, moral, political, and social questions. He died at Columbus, Ohio, July 2, 1918.

AMERICAN CONSECRATION HYMN (Page 257) Percy MacKaye (1875– is a dramatist of note. He was born in New York City and has traveled extensively in Europe, residing in Rome, Brunnen (Switzerland), Leipzig, and London. He taught in a private school in New York from 1900 to 1904, and since then has been engaged almost wholly in dramatic work. He has lectured at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and many other universities, on the theater. There is almost no end to his literary writings.

This hymn was dedicated by the author and the composer (Francis Macmillen) to President Wilson in response to the great incentive of the President's own words: “The Right is more precious than Peace.” This American Consecration Hymn" has been sung with great effect at the training camps.


À Becket, Thomas, 214. Lippmann, Walter, 104.
Abbott, Lyman, 137.

Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth,
Anonymous (Independence 221, 229.
Bell), 203.

Lowell, A. Lawrence, 108.
Bennett, Henry Holcomb, 243. Lowell, James Russell, 76, 215,
Bryant, William Cullen, 212. 216, 237.
Butler, Nicholas Murray, 89, Mackaye, Percy, 257.

103, 117, 155, 181, 183, 186. McMullen, Dysart, 248.
Cleveland, Grover, 90.

Munroe, James, 48.
Drake, Joseph Rodman, 208. Outlook, The, 163, 165.
Eliot, Charles W., 77, 79, 140. Page, William Tyler, 194.
Ellis, William T., 195.

Read, Thomas Buchanan,
Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 211, 226.

Roosevelt, Theodore, 101, 119.
Finch, Francis N., 239.

Root, Elihu, 96, 132.
Garriso William Lloyd, 237. Root, George F., 224.
Gladden, Washington, 256. Scott, Fred N., 189.
Hagedorn, Hermann, 249. Shaw, David T., 214.
Hamilton, Alexander, 9.

Smith, Samuel Francis, 210.
Henry, Patrick, 1.

Van Dyke, Henry, 80, 82, 84,
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 223. 85, 87, 88, 244, 247, 255.
Hopkinson, Joseph, 205.

Wallace, William Ross, 225.
Howe, Julia Ward, 222, 244. Washington, George, 21.
Hughes, Charles Evans, 91, 138. Webster, Daniel, 51, 74.
Jefferson, Thomas, 5, 40. Whittier, John Greenleaf, 241.
Key, Francis Scott, 207.

Wilson, Woodrow, 105, 142,
Lane, Franklin K., 165.

156, 172, 190.
Lansing, Robert, 126.

World's Work, The, 139, 153,
Lincoln, Abraham, 45, 46.

170, 182.

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