“Death is short, and life is long;

Satan is strong, but Christ more strong

At His Word, Who hath led us hither,

The Red Sea must part hither and thither

At His Word, Who goes before us too,

Jordan must cleave to let us through.”

Christina Rossetti[1]


[1] Christina Rossetti, “Martyrs’ Song”, The Works of Christina Rossetti, Cumberland House, Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Ltd, 1995, p.268.