England's on the anvil - hear the hammers ring - Clanging from the Severn to the Tyne! Never was a blacksmith like our Norman King - England's being hammered, hammered, hammered into line! England's on the anvil! Heavy are the blows! (But the work will be a marvel when it's done.) Little bits of Kingdoms cannot stand against their foes. England's being hammered hammered, hammered into one! There shall be one people - it shall serve one Lord - (Neither Priest nor Baron shall escape!) It shall have one speech and law, soul and strength and sword. England's being hammered, hammered, hammered into shape!