Soldier Songs and Love Songs eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 25 pages of information about Soldier Songs and Love Songs.

By the splendor of God!  We come!  We come! 
  To fight to the death for Old England’s crown,
  To reign by God’s grace or in gore go down. 
By the splendor of God!  We come!  We come! 
  Sword in hand, by a King who dares
    To fight that God and our Right be made
    Our Right Divine by a bloody blade,
  Sword in hand, by a King who dares,
    By a King who dares!

THE LIGHT OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL EYES.

As I stroll by the stream where you stray,
  A beam is reflected afar,
Which seems, on the waters, a ray—­
  The ray from a luminous star. 
What is it that sweetens my sight,
  That lightens the leaf-burthened skies? 
What is it, my Love, but the light,—­
  The light of your beautiful eyes?

As nearer and nearer I roam,
  In the month of the rosy-mouthed June,
What is it that throws round your home
  The mirage of the mystical moon? 
What is it that softens my sight,
  That mellows the marvellous skies? 
What is it, my Love, but the light,—­
  The light of your beautiful eyes?

As I gaze on the girl of my love,
  My ravishing, radiant one,
There seems to shower light from above,
  And I look for the summer-time sun. 
What is it that dazzles my sight,
  That rivals the roseate skies? 
What is it, my Love, but the light,—­
  The light of your beautiful eyes?

BABYLON.

Thou art mighty,
      Babylon! 
Thou art haughty,
      Babylon! 
Haughty, mighty,
      Babylon! 
Through thy streets the bats shall fly,
O’er thy ruins owls shall cry,
All thy chivalry shall die,
      Babylon!

Golden-godded
      Babylon! 
Idol-cursed
      Babylon! 
Idol-cursed, golden-godded,
      Babylon! 
All thy gods shall bite the dust,
All thy golden godlets must
Sink to rottenness and rust,
      Babylon!

Thou art royal,
      Babylon! 
Thou art ancient,
      Babylon! 
Ancient, royal,
      Babylon! 
Royal laws and ancient lies
Vanish when the people rise,
Truth must live, but Falsehood dies,
      Babylon!

Thou art sensual,
      Babylon! 
Thou art sotted,
      Babylon! 
Sotted, sensual,
      Babylon! 
History this tale will tell,
To the righteous all is well;
Daniel rose, Belshazzar fell,
      Babylon!

Thou art bloody,
      Babylon! 
Thou art cruel,
      Babylon! 
Cruel, bloody,
      Babylon! 
Cain’s curse on your brow is set,
Bloodstains God will not forget,
And His curse pursues you yet,
      Babylon!

Thou art crumbled,
      Babylon! 
Thou art humbled,
      Babylon! 
Humbled, crumbled,
      Babylon! 
Vengeance leaves no gated wall,
Vengeance leaves no gilded hall,
Vengeance blasts and buries all,
      Babylon!

Copyrights
Project Gutenberg
Soldier Songs and Love Songs from Project Gutenberg. Public domain.
Follow Us on Facebook