Hymn XIII. [Book I]
Henry Alline, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Boston: Peter Edes, 1786): 10. Early American Imprints, Series 1, no. 44842. Online.
1Death reign'd with vigour since the Fall,
2 And rides with fury still;
3Nor rich nor poor, nor great nor small,
4 Can e'er resist his will.
5He ravages both night and day,
6 Through all our mortal stage;
7And ev'ry creature falls a prey
8 To his resistless rage.
9Nations and empires he has slain,
10 And laid whole cities waste,
11And doth his cruel siege maintain
12 To sweep the world in haste.
13Ride forth, O mighty Prince of Peace,
14 And take away his sting.
15Then shall his cruel kingdom cease,
16 And saints his triumph sing.
RPO poem Editors:
Ian Lancashire / Sharine Leung