I Vow To Thee My Country

#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
 
#4
Goku said:
Not really a Current Affairs topic is it?
IT MAY BE NOT , BUT IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED
It is important to all those who value national identity.
 
#6
Ventress said:
Ventress you have made the comment Oh dear
please can you explain the reasons why please
 
#7
Darth_Doctrinus said:
PLEASE DO NOT POST ANY COMMENTS ON THIS THREAD FROM HERE ON IN.

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
 
#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!
 
#12
RHQ Rug-rat said:
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
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.
 
#15
Have you seen the regional board? Chaos is ensured.
 
#16
Lairdx said:
Quite to the contrary I think that if ever there was a time for patriotism, circumstances like these call for it.

I fully support Lairdx's point. It is too easy to diss people for who they are. Everyone is likely to be right at least 1% of the time - even Lawstudent - and maybe this is his moment. The following words, I believe, sum up what we feel:

The nations, not so blest as thee,
Must in their turn, to tyrants fall,
Must in their turn, must in their turn, to tyrants fall,
While thou shalt flourish, shalt flourish great and free,
The dread and envy of them all.


Rule Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves.
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

Still more majestic shalt thou rise,
More dreadful, from each foreign stroke,
More dreadful, more dreadful from each foreign stroke
As the loud blast that tears the skies,
Serves but to root thy native oak.


Rule Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves.
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.

Thee haughty tyrants ne'er shall tame;
All their attempts to bend thee down,

All their attempts, all their attempts to bend thee down,
Will but arouse thy generous flame,
But work their woe and thy renown.


Rule Britannia!
Britannia rule the waves.
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.


God Bless London!
 
#17
Lawstudent /Yannie now is not the time or place for your ridiculously naff examples of jingoistic patriotism. Your attempt at patriotic tub thumping is absurd and pathetic - This isnt the last night of the fcuking proms.

Have some respect. People are grieving and your inane comments are really not welcome.

If you cant resist the temptation to post drivel then go and slam your fingers in a piano. As for the others dont encourage

:evil:
 
#19
Ozgerbobble. In all fairness this post was harmless and in fact not inapropriate in my opinion. Had it been in the Naafi the abuse it has recieved would be understandable but this is not the Naafi.
 

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