No Longer, Lord, Thy Sons Shall Sow   1 comment

Apotheosis of War

Above:  Apotheosis of War, by Vasily Vereshchagin

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1930) by Earl Marlatt (1892-1976)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)


1.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

No longer, Lord, thy sons shall sow

Hatred and death where poppies blow;

Peace out of harrowed lives shall grow.


2.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

No more shall flares and rockets rain

Pallor on sons and fathers slain;

Justice shall vanquish grief and pain.


3.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Peace-Maker, Christ, whose living word

Quieted waves and sheathed the sword,

Show us thy risen spirit, Lord,


4.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Till souls of all the crucified

Waken from sea and mountainside,

Hailing the dream for which they died.


5.  Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Then shall we stand as Mary stood,

Knowing thou livest, life is good,

Making all men a brotherhood.


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