Proud We Stand And Proud We Fall!

This life it billows on

Past all the cares and fears

E’en forth ’til all’s forgotten

The woe, the grief, the tears.

Ah! Vain life of pleasure!

Drunk with dainties and wares:

Letting go of what is dear,

Embraced a conscience seared

Darkened minds and darkened hearts

Proud we stand and proud we fall!

Art thou past all feeling?

Canst thou know what’s in thee?

Bitter cold, thou art keeping

‘Til iced thy heart will be.

Hardened now and brutish,

Silly now and sottish

Knowing not thy left from right

Or the blindness in thy sight.

Darkened minds and darkened hearts

Proud we stand and proud we fall!

What bids these men to speak

Of fortitude in man,

Of natural grace giv’n to see

Though born iniquity?

How boastful we’ve become

As if all were like to God!

Like Caesars before in Rome

Mocking death until they rot.

Darkened minds, darkened hearts

Proud we stand and proud we fall!

‘Tis Conscience stabbing through

Pleading to turn thy ways.

Rememb’ring the call of sin

Thou dost not repent or sway.

Ah mem’ries curs’d  treasure!

What keeps thee in the mind?

Beating hard upon this shore

Bidding peace, “Farewell, goodbye”?

Exalted now we are, but thrown to hell shall be.

The lot of those who stand in pride; the damned eternally.

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