Sheet Music from May. 1, 1866

In memoriam, A. Lincoln

  • Full Title

    In memoriam, A. Lincoln

  • Description

    "In memoriam, A Lincoln" was composed by Gertrude I. Ladd. The ballad is set for voice and piano in English. It contains two verses of lyrics that discuss President Lincoln's assassination as a sacrifice for freedom in the United States. Part of the Library of Congress Civil War Sheet Music Collection.

  • Transcription

    Within the nations heart today,
    In honor brightly set,
    There lives a cherish'd memory
    That buddeth greenly yet
    And ever will time cannot change
    The love which death has made
    Sacred to all, yet to become
    The people's heritage.

    But words are ever weak for praise,
    There is no need to dwell
    Upon the strong and tender heart
    That all could read so well;
    Always for worthy victories won
    Is paid a costly price,
    Then freedom at her need has had
    A worthy sacrafice.

  • Source

    Library of Congress Classification M1640.L

  • Rights

    Public Domain. Suggested credit line: Civil War Sheet Music Collection, Library of Congress, Music Division.

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  • Cite this Item

    Ladd, Gertrude I. . "In memoriam, A. Lincoln". New York: C. M. Tremaine, 1866. Remembering Lincoln. Web. Accessed January 16, 2019. http://rememberinglincoln.fords.org/node/1020