My Coun­try

This England - - Post Box - MADELEINE MILLS

My heart de­mands a homage To one land that is home, My spirit is un­stint­ing In lov­ing it alone.

My loy­alty is sin­gle, My soul knows what is due, Though I may be far away, My heart is al­ways true.

I am a na­tive child of A land I touched but once, And in my soul a fire burns, An al­tar to my love.

This land is mine, and I bend My spirit to its soul; This land is Free­dom, Jus­tice, And Courage to the full.

This is my Jerusalem, The coun­try of my heart, And at its shrine I wor­ship, And yearn to do my part.

No life is worth the liv­ing With­out this can­dle flame: My coun­try is one God loves, And glo­ri­fies His name.

JOHN HAYWARD

The view from Lodge Hill to­wards Caer Caradoc in Shrop­shire.

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