General (Vol. 3)

The Clouds of War

  1. The clouds of war are gathered in the East,
    Man's vulgar logic has been poured and cast
    For weapons that will make him like a beast
    Which knows today and thinks that it will last.
  2. When good retreats, then evil finds more room
    To fashion pitfalls dangerous and deep,
    While we observe the sky but stay at home
    To glean our ease from madness others reap.
  3. Teach us, Dear Lord, to see the route we came
    That we might never come this way again
    By showing how we all must share the blame
    For putting earthly kings above Your reign.