Smite us and save us all

O God of earth and altar,
bow down and hear our cry,
our earthly leaders falter,
our people drift and die.

The walls of gold entomb us,
the swords of scorn divide,
take not thy thunder from us,
but take away our pride.

…from sale and profanation
of honor, and the sword,
from sleep and from damnation,
deliver us, good Lord!

Tie in a living tether
tie prince and priest and thrall,

bind all our lives together,
smite us and save us all.

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