We stand for brave and selfless friends,
who sacrificed today.
In our remembering, Lord give faith,
and teach us how to pray.
We stand for all who die for us
- and have no more to give:
those we have never met or known,
those we should not outlive.
We stand and honour lives laid down –
futures that conflict stole –
and sing of one who died to end
the warring in our souls.
We stand to gain a greater prize
than any war can claim,
if we can hear the Saviour’s voice
as he calls out our name.
We stand to pledge our lives to you,
to pray and work for peace
‘til, when you wipe all tears away,
all hate and warfare cease.
Words: Gareth Hill © 2009 Publishing/Song Solutions CopyCare
Metre: 86.86. (Common Metre)
Suggested tunes: Written to go with “Lloyd” (Methodist Hymn Book, 1933, Alternative Tune 29). Alternatives include “St Columba” (StF 155i) and “Richmond” (StF 155ii)
Also see Hymns and war – conflicting views.