I Vow to Thee, My Country Lyrics


I Vow to Thee My Country - The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines/Lt. Col. N. J. Grace OBE RM/Jonathan Antoine

Written by:Cecil Rice/Gustav Holst

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


***Lyrics are from third-parties***