With malice toward none,

with charity for all,

with firmness in the right

as God gives us to see the right,

let us strive on

to finish the work we are in,

to bind up the nation’s wounds,

to care for him

who shall have borne the battle

and for his widow and his orphan,

to do all which may achieve

and cherish a just and lasting peace

among ourselves and with all nations.