I’m already being told I’m too late for organised preachers, but maybe there are others who haven’t sorted out their Remembrance Sunday services yet. So, for them, here is a hymn.
We stand for brave and selfless friends,
who sacrificed today.
In our remembering, Lord give faith,
and teach us how to pray.
We stand for all who die for us
– and have no more to give:
those we have never met or known,
those we should not outlive.
We stand and honour lives laid down –
futures that conflict stole –
and sing of one who died to end
the warring in our souls.
We stand to gain a greater prize
than any war can claim,
if we can hear the Saviour’s voice
as he calls out our name.
You stand for peace and truth and light:
we pledge our faith for now.
And when you wipe all tears away
all nations’ heads will bow.
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