I Vow To Thee My Country

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  1. I Vow To Thee My Country
    Words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice


    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 question, 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.

    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;
    Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
    And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
    And her ways are ways of gentleness and all her paths are peace

    GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

    these words mean so much to me and makes me proud to say i am BRITISH
     
  2. Not really a Current Affairs topic is it?
     
  3. PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD FROM HERE ON IN.
     
  4. IT MAY BE NOT , BUT IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED
    It is important to all those who value national identity.
     
  5. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    :roll: Oh dear.
     
  6. Ventress you have made the comment Oh dear
    please can you explain the reasons why please
     

  7. Darth_Doctrinus please can you give me some idea
    why you think may be
    i vow to thee my country is not such a good idea.

    we live in a coutry where we have freedom of speach
     
  8. While I appreciate there is a time and a place for rhetoric and Patriotism, it is neither here nor now especially in these circumstances.

    The people of this coutry have the resolve and strength of character to quietly soldier on without random outbursts from an oxgen thief.

    Wetlove,
    RRR
     
  9. F UCKING STOP RESPONDING TO THIS LUNATIC!!!
     
  10. AND DID THESE FEET IN ANCIENT TIMES
    WALK UPON ON ENGLAND'S MOUNTAINS GREEN
    AND WAS THE HOLY LAMB OF GOD
    IN ENGLANDS PLEASANT PASTURES SEEN
    AND DID THE COUNTENANCE DIVINE
    SHINE FORTH UPON OUR CLOUDED HILLS
    AND WAS JERUSALEM BUILDED HERE
    AMONG OUR DARK SATANIC MILLS

    BRING ME MY BOW OF BURNING GOLD
    BRING ME MY ARROWS OF DESIRE
    MRING ME MY SPEAR OH CLLOUDS UNFOLD
    BRING ME MY CHARIOT OF FIRE
    I WILL NOT CEASE FROM MENTAL FIGHT
    NOR SHALL MY SWORD SLEEP IN MY HAND
    'TIL WE HAVE BUILT JERUSALEM
    IN ENGLAND'S GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND


    God Save The Queen!
     
  11. Quite to the contrary I think that if ever there was a time for patriotism, circumstances like these call for it.

    Give up jumping on the bandwagon. Too frequently members of this site 'join in' when one member lays into one whose face does not perhaps fit. Mob mentality prevails and independant thought is abandoned.

    To summarise. F UCK OFF.
     
  12. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    You need to get out more.
     
  13. Lairdx - have you read the board in your own nation recently!!?? :D :D
     
  14. Have you seen the regional board? Chaos is ensured.