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  YouTube - I Vow to Thee, My Country
I haste to thee my mother, a son among thy sons.
Katherine Jenkins - I Vow To Thee My Country
I Vow To Thee My Country - A Tribute to Britian
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  BBC - Radio 4 - Today Programme Arts Report
I Vow To Thee, My Country was sung at the funeral of Diana, the Princess of Wales.
I went to a prominent girls' grammar school in the 1950's and we were not allowed to sing 'I vow to thee my country’ as it was considered to be nationalist.
The love of my country would be one of the strongest emotions I feel, that is the love of the British countryside, its people and the values of tolerance and decency being British should involve.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/today/reports/arts/vow_20040813.shtml   (1904 words)

 I Vow to Thee, My Country - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I Vow to Thee, My Country is an English patriotic song and Anglican hymn.
The second verse is a reference to Heaven.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/I_vow_to_thee_my_country   (329 words)

 The Little Notebook
Also familiar as "Jupiter's Theme" from Holst's The Planets, this patriotic British hymn was sung at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer and, tragically, also at her funeral at the request of her son, Prince William.
My first arrangement of this music, a few days after the funeral of Princess Diana, was based on having heard and loved Holst's The Planets for most of my life.
My arrangement now more closely reflects Holst's arrangement of Thaxted rather than his earlier "Jupiter's Theme." This is my final arrangement of this piece.
www.guitarist.com /cg/notebook/notebook.htm   (778 words)

 BBC - Manchester - Faith - Ban this hymn?
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "It actually says we're going to support my country whatever it says, entire and whole and perfect, the love unquestioned, which is in that first verse of the hymn, right or wrong.
My very simple view is that if someone wishes to sing this hymn at an offical occasion(and if it is on the programme), then by all means SING.
I would also like to make the point that loyalty to country and people was perfectly right and acceptable at the time in which it was written when there was some sense of nationalistic pride.
www.bbc.co.uk /manchester/content/articles/2004/08/17/bishop_hymn_ban_feature.shtml   (1679 words)

 England Article, England Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
From the late 13th century, the neighbouring principality of Wales was joined to England, and gradually came to be a part of that kingdom for most legalpurposes, although in the modern era it is more usually thought of as a separate nation (fielding, for example, its own athletic teams).
The history of England as an independent country stretches on through the middle ages and renaissance to the reign of ElizabethI, often remembered as a golden age in its history, notable both for its culture and mercantile success.
The other national languagesof the UK (Welsh, Irish Gaelic and ScotsGaelic) are confined to their respective countries, and only Welsh is treated by law as an equal to English (and then onlyfor organisations which do business on both sides of the Anglo-Welsh border or in Wales itself).
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 Billy Bragg Forums -> "I Vow To Thee My Country"
In mid-August Billy announced that he was rewriting the words for the hymn "I vow to thee my country" and that he would present his new version at the Labour Party Conference.
I vow to thee my country, to be a rampant thug,
Out of interest, Holst not only didn't write the appalling words to "I Vow to Thee", but he was horrified by them (he was a lifelong socialist).
www.billybragg.co.uk /forums/index.php?showtopic=1709   (1143 words)

 I vow to thee my country   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I vow to thee my country, place my heart in your marbled hands,
My lord, Tuigamala's thighs are hefty, and his chest is very broad,
I vow to thee my country, oh shit, my jumpers torn!"
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Outside the gates of a Californian prison, Peter Morgan is released after four long years and vows to redeem himself in the eyes of the young daughters he left behind.
Torn Between sexual desire her vows of chastity and her fear of eternal damnation, a mediaeval nun struggles with her sanity.
When a girl is turned down for membership of her college`s prestigious sorority, she vows revenge on the girls that rejected her.
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 Classical composer biographies
My own theory is that perhaps this came about because concerti for instruments for other instruments seemed unduly “light”.
I recently went to my first performance of this, and I will attempt to include a description of it in these pages soon.
The fact that my page is still around, but their review of it is now only preserved on my machine, says something for the transient nature of the Web.
www.cl.cam.ac.uk /users/mn200/music   (3025 words)

 Virtual Insanity
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Looking at the trees, the grass the view of south B and in the distance my workplace,Parkside towers when it hit me that was my balcony on the other side of the flat, I would have been looking into a slum, soo funny how in Kenya at least wealth and adept poverty are juxtaposed.
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 Paradox Interactive Forums - At the Gates of Paris: A Fascist France AAR
And if, at all I do not succeed in my mission, and in any way disappoint or fail the people of this brilliant nation, I will interpret it as the end of my mandate and I will leave the power to what is a more effective force.
The new government in Paris held little control outside of the capital, and it was unclear whether the rest of the country would come under the power of the Paris regime.
The country was firmly split into two parts: the Fascist North and pro-democracy administration based in Marseilles.
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 Telegraph | News
A Church of England bishop has called on churches to ban the singing of I Vow to Thee, My Country, one of the best known hymns, because he says it is heretical and has racist overtones.
"My country, right or wrong is not an appropriate sentiment for Christians to uphold," he said.
Three years ago a vicar in Greater Manchester refused a couple permission to have Jerusalem or I Vow to Thee, My Country sung at their wedding.
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 Encyclopedia: I Vow to Thee, My Country   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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Other descriptions of I Vow to Thee, My Country
The heavens are the sky, the celestial sphere, or outer space.
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 Policy Suggestion: A National Anthem for England
To be honest I would prefer 'I vow to thee my country' as the english national anthem.
Land of My Fathers is already the official Welsh national anthem, sung enthusiastically not only at sporting events but even sometimes at the end of theatre plays and at many other cultural gatherings.
If "I vow to thee my country" is seen as racist by the PC brigade I think that is what it has to be, I think we should do everything which the PC lot hate just to wind them up.
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 BBC NEWS | England | Manchester | Call to ban 'nationalistic' hymn
He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday: "It actually says we're going to support my country whatever it says, entire and whole and perfect, the love unquestioned, which is in that first verse of the hymn, right or wrong.
"That, I'm afraid, is actually heretical because it actually says that my country's approach to things must be my first call on myself and that my relationship with God or what I believe to be right or wrong is secondary to that.
He added he was raising the issue in the wider context of the "vilification" of foreigners in the media and had noticed it was being sung at "various national occasions".
news.bbc.co.uk /1/low/england/manchester/3557750.stm   (420 words)

 Patriotism and sacrifice | the Door
The hymn ‘I vow to thee my country’ was recently described as heretical by the Bishop of Hulme, on the grounds that a Christian's ultimate commitment is to God not to the nation state.
The same is true of ‘I vow to thee, my country’, which the diplomat and poet Cecil Spring Rice wrote in 1908 while he was serving in the British Embassy in Stockholm.
In particular, the line ‘The love that asks no questions’ is considered to imply a blind, uncritical patriotism ‘my country right or wrong’ but that was not how Spring Rice saw it.
www.oxford.anglican.org /page/1258   (838 words)

 BBC News | UK | Vicar defends hymn ban
Victoria Williams and Stuart Turton had hoped to have Jerusalem and I Vow to Thee My Country during their service.
Reverend Donald Allister told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that Jerusalem was not a hymn and I Vow to Thee My Country was suitable only for major national occasions.
"I Vow to Thee My Country was written at the end of the First World War and it's a reflection on the man's feelings after a terrible war.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/1481748.stm   (599 words)

 Sheet Music Spot - I Vow To The Thee My Country Sheet Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I Vow To Thee My Country(ep52) - By Gustav Holst.
Gustav Holst: Jupiter Theme 'I Vow To Thee My Country' (Organ) at...
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 Susurration   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yesterday A bishop declared that the hymn I Vow To Thee My Country is heretical and a bit naughty.
My opinion is that if the Devil has all the best tunes you should at least allow God to hold on to a few that are edgy and controversial.
Gadgetry This is currently one of my most favou...
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 I Vow to Thee, My Country
As they told me about their favorite patriotic songs, my hostess turned on her record player to help me hear them – songs like ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ by Edward Elgar, ‘There’ll Always Be an England’ (a popular song during World War II), and of course, ‘Jerusalem’ by Hubert Parry.
Ironically it was in light of the enormous loss of life that Owen described that the people of England found consolation in naively patriotic songs like ‘I Vow to Thee, My Country’ that was now set to music by the well-known English composer Gustav Holst.
What I vow to country is loyalty but a tempered loyalty, obedience but a watchful obedience, commitment to order over chaos but commitment that allows us to find commonality and connection with one another.
www.metropolitanumc.org /sermons/2006_Sermons/7_2_06Sermon.htm   (2178 words)

 I vow to thee my country
I vow to thee my country - Bishop attacks Christian hymn.
According to media reports the Bishop of Hulme in Manchester, the Rt Rev Stephen Lowe, has called upon churches to ban the singing of the beautiful nationalistic hymn "I Vow to Thee, My Country".
"My country, right or wrong is not an appropriate sentiment for Christians to uphold," he said - a view that relatives and descendents of Britain's Christian war dead may not entirely agree with we suspect.
www.bnp.org.uk /landandpeople/ivow.htm   (467 words)

 Jerusalem [Archive] - Stormfront White Nationalist Community
Both Jerusalem and I Vow to Thee My Country have stirring words and good tunes to them, elements which are lacking in God Save the Queen :(and which are essential to a good national anthem.
Though perhaps because the words, particulary in the case of I Vow to Thee My Country, have fairly strong religious overtones the lyrics may need changing somewhat.
I Vow To Thee My Country is a grand tune but the title needs re-thinking.
www.stormfront.org /archive/t-113163Jerusalem.html   (1309 words)

 Guardian | I vow to thee my country - but not without question
Thaxted is a wonderful tune written by Gustav Holst, but a Manchester bishop has denounced the words that go with it.
The second verse of I Vow To Thee My Country, with its emphasis on the kingdom of heaven, is probably acceptable.
But the first verse appeared to call for "unquestioning allegiance to what a country does, whether right or wrong", the Right Rev Stephen Lowe, the suffragan Bishop of Hulme in Manchester, said yesterday.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4992189-110427,00.html   (426 words)

 Bride is banned from singing Jerusalem ["too nationalistic"] [Free Republic]
But when my mum rang to confirm the order of service, she told Mr Barrow the first hymn we intended was Jerusalem.
She then told him the next hymn was I Vow to Thee My Country and he turned that down, too.
In the past countries were invaded with armies, now the invasion is conducted from within.
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 Vow - BBC NEWS | Politics | Brown's New Labour election vow
NPR : Gaza Settlers Vow to Resist Israeli Withdrawal
The Unbreakable Vow is a voluntary agreement made between two or more wizards or 29 US/41 UK) The vow-taker retains the free will to break the vow,
The bodhisattva vow is a matter of attitude and a way of thinking.
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 ManchesterOnline - News - Comments   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Right Reverend Stephen Lowe, Bishop of Hulme, is refusing to sing I Vow to Thee My Country, played at Princess Diana's wedding and her funeral.
Further, the very beautiful hymn, "Vow to thee my country" would make a far better national anthem than the present dirge we have to suffer.
Last week we had the canon of the church near the pub that won the TV restoration series, the Saracens Arms, complaining that the name should be changed as it might offend muslims.
www.manchesteronline.co.uk /news/comments/view.html?story_id=127052&page=2   (651 words)

 Respawned Forums - I Vow to Thee My Country
An Anglican bishop wants to ban the hymn I Vow To Thee My Country - because it echoes Hitler's Germany and is "heretical".
Well, apparently "I vow to thee my country was written by Cecil Spring Rice in 1918 as a lament at the terrible human cost of the First World War.
Ban it, I will never 'vow to thee my country', but would instead 'vow to thee a piece of land'
www.respawned.co.uk /forums/showthread.php?t=2583   (361 words)

 YouTube - Katherine Jenkins - I Vow To Thee My Country
YouTube - Katherine Jenkins - I Vow To Thee My Country
You are crazy, we all want to go out and live in other countries.
This is a tribute to all my "brothers and sisters"
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