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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Sons of Gallipoli

Chris Skinner, well known NZ singer/songwriter and Marist Priest, has written a very moving song called Sons of Gallipoli. Here are the words:

We sang —God of Nations at thy feet—
As we stood on that sacred shore
With a heartfelt pride
Somewhere deep inside
For the sons of Gallipoli

We sang —E Ihowa Atua—
From the place they call Anzac Cove
We gazed out to sea
Where our home would be
For the sons of Gallipoli

How still you lie
And how still you die on other hillsides.

We sang —hear our voices we entreat—
As the wind blew from off the sea
With a tearful sigh and the question why
For the sons of Gallipoli

We sang —God defend our free land—
And for all whose lives are torn
With one voice implore
No more talk of war

For the sons of Gallipoli

To hear the song you will need his CD's You Raise Me Up or Serenity. (Or if you read this before Sunday 27th April come to Ponsonby Baptist Church where it will be played as part of the service!!)