Written in support of abolishing the Corn Laws, it became Elliotts most famous poem. The Peoples Anthem When wilt thou save the people Oh, God of mercy When Not kings and lords, but nations Not thrones and crowns, but men Flowers of thy heart, of God they are. Let them not pass like weeds, away Their heritage a sunless day God save the people When wilt thou save the people Oh, God of mercy When The people Lord the people Not thrones and crowns, but men God save the people Thine they are, Thy children, as thy angels fair, Save them from bondage and despair. God save the people
He stated in his will 'Burials in Rotherham Churchyard no longer being permitted, I suggest that my remains shall be interred in my own land, where I have driven a stake at the foot of the hill, near Lord Galways ash tree, or if this is objected to, in Darfield Churchyard, at the least possible expense. 'There is a parish hearse at Darfield, to be had by parishioners for a few shillings. Ebenezer Elliott, 17th August 1845.' Note He was buried in Darfield Churchyard.