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William Cowper: Never shall you hear the voice of war again


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William Cowper
From the Olney Hymns

“There, like streams that feed the garden,
Pleasures without end shall flow;
For the Lord, your faith rewarding,
All his bounty shall bestow;
Still in undisturb’d possession
Peace and righteousness shall reign;
Never shall you feel oppression,
Hear the voice of war again.”


He speaks – obedient to his call,
Our warm affections move:
Did he but shine alike on all,
Then all alike would love.

Then love to every heart would reign,
And war should cease to roar;
And cruel and bloodthirsty men
Would thirst for blood no more.

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  1. September 27, 2016 at 10:52 am

    totally insane! the wars can be silent like the judicial new coups US is now specialized!the coups detat are always for american corporate interests in the world and desire of eternal hegemony with its new CRIMINAL economic order! The last is ´the coup in Brazil with the help of policia federal¬CIA!SILENT TO TAKE PRESAL &MAKE` CONTRABAND OF OIL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bG6mw45oJU

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