Sunday, July 05, 2009

Ode to Newfoundland




We sang this in church last week Sunday, before we sang God Save the Queen and Oh Canada.

When sun rays crown thy pine clad hills,
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land.

We love thee, we love thee,
We love thee, smiling land.


When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white,
At winter's stern command,
Thro' shortened day, and starlit night,
We love thee, frozen land.

We love thee, we love thee
We love thee, frozen land.


As blinding storm gusts fret thy shore,
And wild waves lash thy strand,
Thro' spindrift swirl, and tempest roar,
We love thee windswept land.

We love thee, we love thee
We love thee windswept land.


As loved our fathers, so we love,
Where once they stood, we stand;
Their prayer we raise to Heaven above,
God guard thee, Newfoundland

God guard thee, God guard thee,
God guard thee, Newfoundland '


2 comments:

MOM said...

Lovely pictures...and they match the ode very well!

Rod and Bec said...

Thanks for that update, Jenny. I've been checking back often - almost stalker-like - so now I can slow down a bit. Good to have you back, but I'm so glad you were able to go.