1.I vow to thee, my country,
|2.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.
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I Vow to Thee, My Country is a British patriotic song and Anglican hymn. The lyrics were written by Cecil Spring-Rice in 1918 after World War I. In 1921, the music of "Jupiter" from Gustav Holst's Planets Suite (1914-16) was added to create a singable hymn. In hymnals, the melody is usually referred to as Thaxted (/source: Wikipedia).