12/13/08

An humble and a contrite heart


The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget--lest we forget!

--Rudyard Kipling, Recessional

2 comments:

  1. This is sung in Oz at our ANZAC services ~ when we remember the fallen of both world wars ~ so I have a little difficuly associating it with Chrismas. :)

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  2. Beautiful, I haven't read that before.

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