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Commemorating World War 1


Photograph by Ros Crosland Photography used with permission.

Lord God, Father of all,
keep us ever mindful of the struggles 
and achievements of former generations,
and of this place where we make our home,
now, and in the days to come.
Strengthen our hearts, hands, and minds
to work together for peace;
to see you in one another;
and to seek your kingdom above all things;
that your will may be seen to be done
and your kingdom come,
through Jesus Christ, 
the Lord of lords and King of kings. Amen
---
We Shall Keep the Faith
by Moina Michael, November 1918

Oh! you who sleep in Flanders Fields,
Sleep sweet - to rise anew!
We caught the torch you threw
And holding high, we keep the Faith
With All who died.

We cherish, too, the poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led;
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies,
But lends a lustre to the red
Of the flower that blooms above the dead
In Flanders Fields.

And now the Torch and Poppy Red
We wear in honour of our dead.
Fear not that ye have died for naught;
We'll teach the lesson that ye wrought
In Flanders Fields.


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