No war nor battle's sound

No war nor battle's sound

Author: John Milton
Published in 55 hymnals

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1 No war nor battle's sound
Was heard the earth around--
No hostile chiefs to furious combat ran;
But peaceful was the night
In which the Prince of Light
His reign of peace upon the earth began.

2 No conqueror's sword he bore,
Nor warlike armor wore,
Nor haughty passions roused to contest wild;
In peace and love he came,
And gentle was the reign
Which o'er the earth he spread by influence mild.

3 Unwilling kings obeyed,
And sheathed the battle-blade,
And called their bloody legions from the field;
In silent awe they wait,
And close the warrior's gate,
Nor know to whom their homage thus they yield.

4 The peaceful Conqueror goes,
And triumphs o'er his foes,
His weapons drawn from armories above;
Behold the vanquished sit
Submissive at his feet,
And strike and hate are changed to peace and love.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #762

Author: John Milton

Milton, John, was born in London, Dec. 9, 1608, and died there Nov. 8, 1674. His poetical excellences and his literary fame are matters apart from hymnology, and are fully dealt with in numerous memoirs. His influence on English hymn-writing has been very slight, his 19 versions of various Psalms having lain for the most part unused by hymnal compilers. The dates of his paraphrases are:— Ps. cxiv. and cxxxvi., 1623, when he was 15 years of ago. These were given in his Poems in English and Latin 1645. Ps. lxxx.-lxxxviii., written in 1648, and published as Nine Psalmes done into Metre, 1645. Ps. i., 1653; ii., “Done August 8, 1653;" iii., Aug. 9, 1653; iv. Aug. 10, 1653; v., Aug. 12, 1653; vi., Aug. 13, 1653; vii.Aug. 14, 1653; viii… Go to person page >

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Author: John Milton

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A Collection of Hymns: Supplementary to the Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #44Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #A.XVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #A.XVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #A.XVIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #XLIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #XLIPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CLVPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #238Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #469Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #469Page Scan
Carmina Sacra: or, Boston Collection of Church Music: comprising the most popular psalm and hymn tunes in eternal use together with a great variety of new tunes, chants, sentences, motetts... #240aPage Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #892Page Scan
Christian Hymns: adapted to the worship of God our Saviour in public and private devotion, compiled from the most approved ancient and modern authors, for the Central Universalist Society... #500Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #908Page Scan
Church Pastorals, hymns and tunes for public and social worship #142Page Scan
Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d193
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d166
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #806Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #806Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #309Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #75Page Scan
Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d154
Hymns for the Sanctuary #168Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d170
Hymns, Suitable for the Devotion of Families and Churches: selected from various authors #VIPage Scan
Massachusetts Sabbath School Hymn Book #d122
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #215Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d419
Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #d299
Sacred Poetry #74Page Scan
Selection from Tate and Brady's Version of the Psalms; with Hymns by Various Authors, for the Church in Brattle-Square #d188
Songs for Social and Public Worship #944Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship. Rev. ed. #d278
Songs of the League #54Page Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #87Page Scan
Supplement to Watts: a Selection of More than Five Hundred Hymns, from the Most Approved Authors on a Great Variety of Subjects ... #d285
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #215Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #74Page Scan
The Book of Worship #51TextPage Scan
The Choir: or, Union collection of church music. Consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, &c. original and selected. Including many beautiful subjects from the works.. (2nd ed.) #271Page Scan
The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d222
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notation with a Collection of Psalm Tunes, Anthems, and Chants. 3rd ed. #d179
The Christian Minstrel: a New System of Musical Notations; with a Collectionof Psalm Tunes, Anthems, & Chants ... 104th ed. #d207
The Christian Psalter #d366
The Church Hymn Book #d353
The Gospel Psalmist #828Page Scan
The Modern Psalmist #d199
The National Psalmist #d125
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions (9th ed.) #138Page Scan
The New Hymn Book, Designed for Universalist Societies: compiled from approved authors, with variations and additions. Second Ed. #138Page Scan
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #905Page Scan
The Sacred Harp or Eclectic Harmony: a collection of church music, consisting of a great variety of psalm and hymn tunes, anthems, sacred songs and chants...(New ed., Rev. and Corr.) #148Page Scan
The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #506Page Scan
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #762TextPage Scan
Universalist Hymn Book #d334



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