Battle Hymn (Gustav Holst)

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  • (Posted 2020-07-14)  CPDL #59747:   
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2020-07-14).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 95 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: Battle Hymn
Composer: Gustav Holst
Lyricist: Gustav Holst

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SecularPartsong

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1911

External websites:

Original text and translations

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King of the earth and ruler of heav'n,
Greatest of helpers, fearfullest of foes.
Indra and Maruts fight for us!

Lord of all heroes, Great God of war
Chief of the strong ones terrible in wrath!
Indra and Maruts fight for us!

Ye too O storm-clouds follow his path
Comrades in glory, Conquerors in fight!
Indra and Maruts fight for us!

Now to our aid he rides like the wind,
Chariot and horses thunder on their way.
Indra and Maruts fight for us!

Hark to his voice that rings thro' the sky
See how the earth doth tremble at the sound.
Indra and Maruts fight for us!

And in reply our war-song we raise
Lips of a thousand warriors now cry
Indra and Maruts fight for us!