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An Antheme

William Strode 1602 – 1645



O sing a new song to the Lord,
Praise in the hight and deeper strayne;
Come beare your parts with one accord,
Which you in Heaven may sing againe.

Yee elders all, and all the crowd
That in white robes apparrell'd stands
Like Saints on earth, sing out aloud,
Think now the palmes are in your hands.

Yee living pipes, whose stormy layes
Have borrowed breath to praise our king,
A well-tun'd thunder loudly raise:
All that have breath his honor sing.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD DEXE
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 444
Words 84
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4

William Strode

William Strode (c. 1602 – 1645) was an English poet, Doctor of Divinity and Public Orator of Oxford University, one of the Worthies of Devon of John Prince (d.1723). more…

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