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Poem by Henry Newbolt


  In the Time of War and Tumults

O Lord Almighty, Thou whose hands
  Despair and victory give;
In whom, though tyrants tread their lands,
  The souls of nations live;

Thou wilt not turn Thy face away
  From those who work Thy will,
But send Thy peace on hearts that pray,
  And guard Thy people still.

Remember not the days of shame,
  The hands with rapine dyed,
The wavering will, the baser aim,
  The brute material pride:

Remember, Lord, the years of faith,
  The spirits humbly brave,
The strength that died defying death,
  The love that loved the slave:

The race that strove to rule Thine earth
  With equal laws unbought: .
Who bore for Truth the pangs of birth,
  And brake the bonds of Thought.

Remember how, since time began,
  Thy dark eternal mind
Through lives of men that fear not man
  ls light for all mankind.

Thou wilt not turn Thy face away
  From those who work Thy will,
But send Thy strength on hearts that pray
  For strength to serve Thee still.

Henry Newbolt

Henry Newbolt's other poems:
  1. Northumberland
  2. The Non-Combatant
  3. Commemoration
  4. The Quarter-Gunner's Yarn
  5. The Gay Gordons

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Walter Raleigh Hymn ("Rise, O my soul! with thy desires to heaven")
  • Charles Kingsley Hymn ("Accept this building, gracious Lord")
  • Henry White Hymn ("Awake, sweet harp of Judah, wake")
  • Edgar Poe Hymn ("At mornat noonat twilight dim")
  • Eugene Field Hymn ("O heart of mine! lift up thine eyes")

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