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
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|The Cyber Hymnal #10666||No War Nor Battle's Sound||No war nor battle’s sound was heard the world around||NAUL||John Milton||188.8.131.52|