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SONG OF VICTORY, FOR THE DEATH OF GOLIATH, by            
First Line: Strike with joy the wild harp's string
Last Line: David's arm hath laid him low.
Subject(s): David (d. 962 B.c.); Goliath


Strike with joy the wild harp's string,
God, O Israel, is your King!
We have slain our deadliest foe,
David's arm hath laid him low.
Saul hath oft his thousands slain,
His trophies have bedecked the plain;
But David's tens of thousands lie
In slaughtered millions, mounted high.
Sound the trumpet -- strike the string,
Loud let the song of victory ring;
Wreathe with glory David's brow,
He hath laid Goliath low.
Mark him on yon crimson plain,
He is conquered -- he is slain;
He who lately rose so high,
Scoffed at man, and braved the sky.
Strike with joy the wild harp's string,
God, O Israel, is your king!
We have slain our deadliest foe,
David's arm hath laid him low.





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