Thursday, November 11, 2010


I vow to thee my country
All earthly things above

Entire and whole and perfect , the service of my love.

The love that asks no questions
The love that stands the test

That lays upon the altar the Dearest and the Best

The Love that never falters
The Love that pays the price

The Love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

2.O Father, bless our dear ones, away across the sea
Across expanse of waters they call and hope inThee
Away from their country, their captains at their head
O comfort those who mourn for the Living and the Dead
O Jesus be their Sacrifice, their hope and refuge be
The Father, Son and Spirit, the Blessed Trinity.

3.So for Peace among the nations, we pray with one accord
That love may over-come all the hatred of the sword.
We pray for Love in action, our inspiration be
O remember those defenders ,who died across the sea
Lead us Father into Freedom , remember those who died
In the faith of our Salvation, of Christ the Crucified.

4. And there's another country, I've heard of long ago
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King
But her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering
And soul by soul and silently, her shining bonds increase
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Verses 2 and 3 by Eve Nicholson

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