Song: Arrow Shall Rest in Its Quiver, The in Songs of Gladness

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(also known as Hymn for Peace)

Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)

Lyricist(s):
Breed, William P.

Page 137
Format: Words only
Verses: 6 verses

Lyrics

Verse 1
When no more horrid war
Shall make the world shiver
With cannon and shell,
And fierce battle yell,
The arrow shall rest in its quiver.

Verse 2
When revenge–wrathful strife–
Shall rage again never,
Nor angry debate,
Nor hot-burning hate,
The arrow shall rest in its quiver.

Verse 3
When the True and the Just
Shall sway their bright sceptre–
Right sinewed with might
O’er earth shed its light,
The arrow shall rest in its quiver.

Verse 4
Oh when Christ shall here come
All shackles to sever,
And breathe from above
Each heart full of love,
The arrow shall rest in its quiver.

Verse 5
When the voice of high joy,
Of gladness for ever,
Of bridegroom and bride,
With men shall abide,
The arrow shall rest in its quiver.

Verse 6
When on yon shining shore
Across the dark river,
No clanging of bell
Ring death’s dismal knell,
The arrow shall rest in its quiver.