orchidee

Tracing The Times (Remembrance)



Tune: St Anne

('O God our help in ages past')

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A hundred years ago came peace

When First World War did cease

We remember with thanks and praise

They who served in those days

 

And too throughout all wars, conflicts

Our gratitude is this

Their courage, strength, that you them gave

For to human lives save

 

Those too afflicted, injured, killed

In turmoiled battlefield

Their life they employed in the fight

To bring justice and right

 

Yet above all, did Christ your Son

Give His life, holy one

No greater love than to down lay

His life for friends, [He] did say

 

Here days and years, centuries past

Man's fleeting life not last

But you are Lord everlasting

Eternal life you bring

 

Thousand years is to you as [one] day

Endures, then goes its way

And too one day [is] as thousand years

So to ou it appears

 

For you, Lord God, are outside time

But we live in life's rhyme

Give grace, forgive, Spirit impart

Your love to every heart

 

 

 

Comments2

  • BRIAN & ANGELA

    THANKS UNCLE STEVE : Love the HYMN & the POEM : We will Remember Them ! Many KIWI Servicemen died in both World Wars fighting for the UK & the Commonwealth. Its Noon (Monday) here in Auckland : but we had a wonderful Remembrance Service here yesterday In St Patrick's Cathedral with KIWI & Maori Military in Uniform. Love ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

    • orchidee

      Thanks B&A.

    • Goldfinch60

      Amen.

      We had a wonderful Remembrance Service in our Church, possibly one of the best that I have been to.

      • orchidee

        Thanks Gold. I don't mind 'modern' style, though I wanted something 'proper' for yesterday. I went to a Harvest Service a while ago and not one traditional hymn - pity! One place forgot Mothers Day completely one year. Doh!



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