"Then love in every heart would reign
And war would cease to roar;
And cruel and bloodthirsty men
Would thirst for blood no more."
This is a portion of a hymn written by William Cowper. I have sung it from my earliest memories. In recent years, as modern communication has made us ever more aware of the disgusting behavior of men in the farflung corners of this globe, this verse has come to mean more and more to me. Truly there are many of this sort, and but for the grace of God Almighty, we would all still be like that. Indeed, He is the only protection, ultimately, from such designing and unscrupulous sorts. May God have mercy!
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