Hath Melted Like Snow In The Glance Of The Lord

Thursday, June 11, AD 2015

Assyrian Empire



The Destruction of Sennacherib

The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold,
And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold;
And the sheen of their spears was like stars on the sea,
When the blue wave rolls nightly on deep Galilee.

  Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green,
That host with their banners at sunset were seen:
Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown,
That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.

  For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed;
And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!

  And there lay the steed with his nostril all wide,
But through it there rolled not the breath of his pride;
And the foam of his gasping lay white on the turf,
And cold as the spray of the rock-beating surf.

  And there lay the rider distorted and pale,
With the dew on his brow, and the rust on his mail:
And the tents were all silent, the banners alone,
The lances unlifted, the trumpet unblown.

  And the widows of Ashur are loud in their wail,
And the idols are broke in the temple of Baal;
And the might of the Gentile, unsmote by the sword,
Hath melted like snow in the glance of the Lord!

George Gordon, Lord Byron

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9 Responses to Hath Melted Like Snow In The Glance Of The Lord

  • Thank you
    I have been thinking and teaching about this incident too in our study of the historical books/prophets We must always remember His sovereignty.

  • Sennacherib story 2 Kings 18:13-19:37

    Another incident: 2 Kings 6:24 – 7:20

  • It appears that the wicked are no students of history.

  • Very good. But now, in our age, the situation is precisely the reverse.

  • And so it seemed in the time when God destroyed the Assyrian Army to save Jerusalem.

  • Thank you for posting this Mr. McClarey.

    We are on the public square tomorrow at noon. Rosaries Banners and Prayers to God through Mary Our Queen.
    “Gods Marriage = 1 man & 1 woman.”

    Please pray with us where ever you find yourself at noon. We’re asking for divine intervention to prevail in the soon to be announced Supreme Court decision.

    Homosexual camps remind me of the followers of Baal. Mighty they thought themselves to be. A God of great power they trusted ( todays entertainment industry ) yet it too will fail. Public opinion will not be enough to trump the Sacred Heart. They will not nor can not change Gods views on perversity. Sodomy is death to the soul.

    Thank you in advance for your prayers at noon.

  • @Philip: Done. May God bless you and your good works.

  • @FMShyanguya-

    Thank you. We had witnessed many cars slowing down and yelling out “Amen” and “Great Job” as we knelt before a San Diamino Crucifix (sp), and followed along the prayer format.

    The bright banner simply said; Gods Marriage = 1 man & 1 woman.

    I was surprised that we didn’t have at the very least one heckler or opposition from a passer by, but not one. God is so good.
    Thank you again for your prayers!

  • @Philip: Good stuff! Thanks be to God and thank you [and those who were with you]!