Hymn XIII. [Book I]

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I.Death reign'd with vigour since the Fall, And rides with fury still;Nor rich nor poor, nor great nor small, Can e'er resist his will.

II.He ravages both night and day, Through all our mortal stage;And ev'ry creature falls a prey To his resistless rage.

III.Nations and empires he has slain, And laid whole cities waste,And doth his cruel siege maintain To sweep the world in haste.

IV.Ride forth, O mighty Prince of Peace, And take away his sting.Then shall his cruel kingdom cease, And saints his triumph sing.

© Alline Henry