England (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry)
- Editor: Steven Hayles (submitted 2019-09-15). Score information: A4, 6 pages, 96 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
- Contributor: Jim Cooke (submitted 2009-05-03). Score information: A4, 4 pages, 4.82 MB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
First published: 1919
by "The Year Book Press, Ltd."
Description: Unison song for high voice.
Original text and translations
The royal throne of Kings, this sceptred island,
This earth of majesty, this site of Mars,
This fortress, built by Nature for her purpose,
Against infection and the hand of wars:
This demiParadise, this other Eden,
This precious stone set in a silver sea,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
We highly dedicate, O Lord, to Thee.
Grant, Lord, that England and her sister nations,
Together bound by the triumphant sea,
May be renown’d through all recorded ages
For Christian service and true chivalry.