Peace (Retruecano [Glosa])

Whatsoever You have required, You gave;
We have forgotten ev’ry lord but You.
We are secure behind the rent curtain.

The banner that flies over our city
Is the awaited Name of our great Peace–
The Rock-King reigns, majestic and unmoved
You never leave Your love for us unproved.
You have done all that we needed to be saved:
Whatsoever You have required, You gave.

We have bowed to the straw-stingy Pharaohs
But You never ignored our songs of woe.
We have felt the Caesars’ whips stripe our backs
But Your will’s reins have never fallen slack.
Every Pharaoh, Caesar lies in ruins:
We have forgotten ev’ry lord but You.

The Destroyer’s deluge will now abate;
It cannot pass the blood-locked gate
But finds its growling hunger pains spent
When another gateway’s portal opens.
Access within to peace is now certain:
We are secure behind the rent curtain.

11-23-2015

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