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***