MURDER OF CANUTE THE HOLY
(Knud IV of Denmark)

CHRISTIAN ALBRECHT VON BENZON, 1843



Ere the martyred slain and righteous,
We're duty-bound to stay their numbers,
And keep thus rulers right and strong
For all the righteous slumb'rers.

Ere the righteous kings are slain,
We're duty-bound to pray them there,
And slay those in rebellious stand,
To hold them in their stony chair.

The right man must the rule to stake,
And all the pressure lording take,
To honor God and manful make
A nation lawful, strong, awake—
And we must to there him uptake.

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