Friday, May 25, 2012

Hymn for Memorial Day

The traditional hymn of both the Royal Navy and the US Navy was originally penned as, "Eternal Father, Strong to Save." I posted the history of the hymn and its subsequent versions here. Here is the version we will use this Sunday. Verse 2 and 5 are my authorship.

USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, photo by Donald Sensing
Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Day 2007.
A young woman weeps for her slain fiance.
The U.S. Marine Memorial, Washington D.C.
US Air Force F-15 fighters' "missing man" formation, in which the lead pilot
 ascends heavenward to memorialize comrades who died.
The Gateway Arch, St. Louis, Miss., noontime Memorial Day 2009,
 photo by Donald Sensing
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