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I Vow to Thee My Country

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

The Rugby World Cup Version:

World in Union

There's a dream I feel, so rare, so real:
All the world in union, the world as one -
Gathering together, one mind, one heart,
Every creed, every colour, once joined never apart.
Searching for the best in me, I will find what I can be,
If I win, lose or draw, there's a winner in us all,
It's the world in union, the world as one,
as we climb to reach our destiny,
Our New Age has begun!
We face high mountains, must cross rough seas,
We must take our place in history, and live with dignity,
Just to be the best I can
Sets the goal for every man,
If I win, lose or draw, it's a victory for all,
It's the world in union, the world as one,
as we climb to reach our destiny,
Our New Age has begun."

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Last Updated 20/1/02


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