Archive for September 10th, 2016

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A Hymne to be Sung by All Englande: Women, Youthes, Clarkes, and Souldiers by John Still

From mercilesse Invaders, from wicked men’s device,
O God! Arise and helpe us to quele owre enemies.
Kyrye eleison. Christe eleison.

Sinke deepe their potent Navies, their strengthe and corage breake,
O God! Arise and save 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 owre Credo, for Pope, nor boke, nor bell;
And yf the Devil come him self, we’ll hounde him back to hell.


Date: 1588

By: John Still (1543-1607)