"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan
In commemoration of this Dominion Day, I wrote the following hymn, to be sung to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, cant think of a more subversive adaptation. 😀
Our land has felt the tremors of a thousand thundering boots;
They are marching down our island by High Heaven’s stern decree;
Stir awake O languid native, thy redemption is afoot,
From Satan’s hold be freed.
They are flanked by myriad angels sent by Heaven’s firm command,
They are clearing out the jungles of our folly and our sin,
Bear they not in vain the canons, our wicked to remand,
From sin to wash us clean.
They are building Heaven’s colony on this our native soil,
By the preaching of the Gospel and the off’ring of their lives.
O receive the Lord’s own heralds, reap the harvest of their toil
His colours brightly fly.
At the right hand of the Father, reigns the Son supreme o’all,
Gathers in the saints from all the world, his Cross to bear with pride,
Come O Watchman raise thy gaze above and lift his banner high,
For He shall win thy fight.