Hymn Before Action Poem Summary, Notes and Line by Line Analysis in English by Rudyard Kipling

Introduction Rudyard Kipling composed the poem “Hymn Before Action” in 1896. On the eve of war, soldiers pray to God and Mary in this manner. The poem was influenced by Samuel John Stone’s hymn The Church’s One Foundation from 1860. It was written and printed in The Times as word of the disastrous Jameson Raid … Read more