From the recording Three in One and One in Three


(Adapted from the Mahabrata) 1990Gods and mortals watched the contest,And the heroes of the war.Babylon speeding on his chariot,Jah Jah on the heavenly car.And a fiercer form the Warriors,In their fiery frenzy wore,And a deeper weight of hatred On their anguished bosoms bore.Clouds of dread and death-full arrowsHid the radiant face of sky.Darker grew the day of combat,Fiercer grew the contest high.Pierced by Babylon's pointed weapons,Bleeding Jah Jah owned no pain.Jah Jah's arrows keen and piercing,Sought his foeman's life in vain.Long the dubious battle lasted,And with wilder fury fraught.Wounded, faint, and still unyielding,On with wrath the rivals fought.Pike and club and mace and trident,Sprang from Babylon's vengeful hand.Spear and arrow Jah Jah wielded,And his bright and flaming brand.Long the dubious battle lasted,Shook the ocean, hill, and dale.Winds were hushed in voiceless terror,And the livid sun was pale.Wrapped in smoke and flaming flashes,Speeding from the circled bow,Pierced the iron heart of Babylon,Lain the lifeless hero low,And a cry of pain and terror,From Babylon's ranks arose. And a shout from Jah Jah's children,As they struck their fleeing foes.Heavenly flowers and rain descended,On the red and gory plain.And from unseen harps and trumpets,Was a soft celestial strain.
And the ocean heaved in gladness,Brighter shone the sunlit sky.Soft and cool the gentle horses,Through the forests murmured by.Sweeter scent and fragrant odors,Wafted from celestial trees.Fell upon the earth and ocean,Rode upon the laden breeze.Was a blessing from the bright sky,Fell on Jah Jah's valiant son.Champion of the true and righteous,Now thy noble task is done.