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C.M.

1
When Pharaoh dared to vex the saints,
And thus provoked their God,
Moses was sent at their complaints,
Armed with his dreadful rod.

2
He called for darkness – darkness came,
Like an o’erwhelming flood;
He turned each lake, and every stream,
To lakes and streams of blood.

3
He gave the sign, and noisome flies
Through the whole country spread,
And frogs, in croaking armies, rise
About the monarch’s bed.

4
Through fields, and towns, and palaces,
Then tenfold vengeance flew;
Locusts in swarms devoured their trees,
And hail their cattle slew.

5
Now let the world forbear its rage,
Nor put the church in fear;
God’s church shall live through every age,
And be the Almighty’s care.