Augustus Montague Toplady

(4 November 1740–11 August 1778 / Surrey, England)

Poems of Augustus Montague Toplady

On War

Great God, whom heav'n, and earth, and sea.
With all their countless hosts, obey,
Upheld by whom the nations stand,
And empires fall at thy command:

Beneath thy long suspended ire
Let papal Antichrist expire;
Thy knowledge spread from sea to sea,
'Till every nation bows to thee.

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