Hymn for Remembrance Sunday

This is a contemporary Remembrance Sunday hymn.

It is a Common Metre setting (8.6.8.6.) and was written to go with an old tune – it was in the old 1930s Methodist Hymn Book as Alternative Tune 29, Lloyd.

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.

 

We stand to pledge our lives to you,

to pray and work for peace

‘til, when you wipe all tears away,

all hate and warfare cease.

 

Copyright © 2009 Gareth Hill Publishing/Song Solutions CopyCare, 14 Horsted Square, Uckfield, TN22 1QG www.songsolutions.org

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