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First Line: From merciless invaders
Last Line: We'll hounde him back to hell.
Subject(s): Spanish Armada

FROM mercilesse invaders,
From wicked men's device,
O God! arise and helpe us,
To quele owre enemies.

Sinke deepe their potent navies,
Their strength and corage breake,
O God! arise and arm us,
For Jesus Christ, his sake.

Though cruel Spain and Parma
With heathene legions come,
O God! arise and arm us,
We'll dye for owre home!

We will not change our Credo
For Pope, nor boke, nor bell;
And yf the Devil come himself,
We'll hounde him back to hell.

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