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DO YOU KNOW THE NATIONAL ANTHEM?

In Ihe churches in most parishes: in England the National Anthem is at least occasionally sung, either before or after the pprviee. Tt is very rarely tioiv that the second vor.se is omitted, and last week I (writ*?; n. London correspondent! hpavrl the Bishop of Southwell say : " I hope •when you .-ing the National Anthem you -will sing it ric'ht through.'' We have 'one* more found the necessity of praying that God will "frustrate the- knavish tricks 5 ' of an unprincipled, enemy. But there are four more verses dating from the end of the 17th century or the beginning of the 18th -which are probably known only to a. very few. They are as follow : Hod' bless our native land. May Heaven's protecting hand Still guard our shore ; .May peace her power extend, Foe be transformed to friend, Aml Britain's rights depend On; war no more. Through every changing zeene, 0 Lord, preserve the King ; Long may lie reign. His heart inspire, and move With wisdom from above, And in a nation's love, His throne maintain. May just and right-eons laws Uphold the public cause,, And bless our isle. Home of the brave and free, The land of liberty, We pray that still on thee. Kind Heaven may smile. Nor on this land alone, But- be God's mercies known From shore to shore. Lord, make the nations see That men should brothers be, And form one family The- wide- world o'er.

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DO YOU KNOW THE NATIONAL ANTHEM?, Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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DO YOU KNOW THE NATIONAL ANTHEM? Evening Star, Issue 15690, 2 January 1915

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