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Hymn Before Action

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The earth is full of anger,
The seas are dark with wrath,
The Nations in their harness
Go up against our path:
Ere yet we loose the legions --
Ere yet we draw the blade,
Jehovah of the Thunders,
Lord God of Battles, aid!

High lust and froward bearing,
Proud heart, rebellious brow --
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A. Madhavan 13 May 2016
A little known poem by Rudyard Kipling, worth comparing with his great 'Recessional'. If there are scholarly appraisals about this poem, which catches the mood of Britain getting mentally ready for the post-colonial world, I would be grateful for the information. A. Madhavan
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