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THY SERVANT WILL GO AND FIGHT WITH THIS PHILISTINE, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: Sorrow of saints is sorrow of a day
Last Line: Die for thy lord, as once for thee thy lord.
Alternate Author Name(s): Alleyne, Ellen; Rossetti, Christina

SORROW of saints is sorrow of a day,
Gladness of saints is gladness evermore:
Send on thy hope, send on thy will before,
To chant God's praise along the narrow way.
Stir up His praises if the flesh would sway,
Exalt His praises if the world press sore,
Peal out His praises if black Satan roar
A hundred thousand lies to say them nay.
Devil and Death and Hades, threefold cord
Not quickly broken, front thee to thy face;
Front thou them with a face of tenfold flint:
Shout for the battle, David! never stint
Body or breath or blood, but, proof in grace,
Die for thy Lord, as once for thee thy Lord.

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