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Experiment 3

Only A Few

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Only A Few

Only a few still feel
As a nation once felt; trembling
When first he rose, a comet
On the troubled heavens of Europe.
Pursued his path to glory -
Not alone but taking with him
A nation, downcast, trodden
With unjust treaties,
Her fate moved him to pity.
All for the Fatherland!
Was his rallying cry.
Debased, disillusioned.
Hungry masses crying for bread.
He gave them all. He led
Them against oppressors.
With him at their head they
Stormed the enemy trenches,
Restored their country to God,
To its place in the sun.
He gave them bread,
Gave them hope, gave them freedom.
He gave them himself.
First there was glory,
Then came disaster and now
Only a few still feel
As once a whole nation felt.