I Vow to Thee My Country Lyrics - Charlotte Church
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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
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
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better anthem | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/7/10
I'd rather sing a patriotic song about my country than the national anthem we have - nothing against the Queen, no disrespect for her, but I'd rather sing a song that really get's my heart pumping and the national anthem just doesnt do it! Jerusalem, Rule Britannia or even the first verse of I vow to thee my country - sits better with me!
beauty | Reviewer: dee | 4/12/09
This song always touches me; the tune will stick i nmy head even if I cannot recall the lyrics. Looking at the lyrics while listening to such a talent sing the song is an experience. One must call into question the heart of a person not touched by these lyrics. Are they unpatriotic?- or are they simply lying?
My guess is the latter.
heretical | Reviewer: Cpt Haines | 9/1/07
This music does of course stir one-however, it is by virtue of its lyrics a hymn that is nothing less than hearasy. These lyrics are not the lyrics of Christians. Lutherans (missouri synod) have taken the greatness of the music and added the word of the te deum-and now have incorproated this hymn in their new hymn book.
However, I confess that when I heard the hymn today at the memorial to Princess Diana-I too used the heretical words. Thus another reason Christians must concern themselves with what is being taught in the music used in thier churches.
Hey | Reviewer: Trip | 3/27/07
English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh, in fact any country, if you understand the lyrics how can you not feel patriotic, but if you listen to Kiri te Kiwana's version of the world in Union how can you not feel the same pride in being Human??
ps not quite sure about kiri's spelling!! Heh heh!!
p.s.s. I'm quite drunk
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