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