The Right Shall Rule

A cry, a wild and piercing cry

Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1915)
Tune: [A cry, a wild and piercing cry]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 A cry, a wild and piercing cry,
From battlefield where millions lie;
The world at war our eyes behold,
A strife whose like has ne’er been told.

Refrain:
Warriors sheath the flaming sword,
The right shall rule through Christ the Lord,
’Twill not be long, ’twill not be long,
O praise His name, ’twill not be long.

2 With iron grasp and angry brow,
The nations wield their scepter now,
Compel their own with stern command,
Amid the ranks of death to stand. [Refrain]

3 Thou great Supreme and judge of all,
While at Thy feet we humbly fall,
O grant our prayer, our earnest plea,
That all the world at peace may be. [Refrain]

Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24,… Go to person page >

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First Line: A cry, a wild and piercing cry
Title: The Right Shall Rule
Author: Frances Jane (Fanny) Crosby (1915)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Warriors sheathe the flaming sword
Notes: Words written January 27, 1915 while World War I was raging, this is Fanny's last hymn - she passed away two weeks after penning these words.
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #7832
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