Lest We Forget

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  1. DocTrinsoGrace

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    God of our fathers, known of old --
    Lord of our far-flung battle line --
    Beneath whose awful hand we hold
    Dominion over palm and pine --
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget -- lest we forget!

    The tumult and the shouting dies --
    The Captains and the Kings depart --
    Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
    An humble and a contrite heart.
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget -- lest we forget!

    Far-called our navies melt away --
    On dune and headland sinks the fire --
    Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
    Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
    Judge of the Nations, spare us yet,
    Lest we forget -- lest we forget!

    If, drunk with sight of power, we loose
    Wild tongues that have not Thee in awe --
    Such boastings as the Gentiles use,
    Or lesser breeds without the Law --
    Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
    Lest we forget -- lest we forget!

    For heathen heart that puts her trust
    In reeking tube and iron shard --
    All valiant dust that builds on dust,
    And guarding calls not Thee to guard.
    For frantic boast and foolish word,
    Thy Mercy on Thy People, Lord!

    Amen.

    --Rudyard Kipling (1895)
     
  2. ktn4eg

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    Eternal Father, strong to save,
    Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
    Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep
    Its own appointed limits keep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard
    And hushed their raging at Thy word,
    Who walked'st on the foaming deep,
    And calm admist its rage didst sleep;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood
    Upon the chaos dark and rude,
    And bid its angry tumult cease,
    And give, for wild confusion, peace;
    Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,
    For those in peril on the sea!

    O Trinity of love and power!
    Our brethren shield in danger's hour;
    From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
    Protect then wheresoe'er they go;
    Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
    Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

    --William Whiting (1860)
     

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