This land of wealth and peace
With rolling hills, and plains, and vales and seas;
We'll always stay in this domain
To help our nation grow,
And love thee, thou great Canada
Till rivers cease to flow.
We're proud of thy great name
Thou land of freedom, liberty and fame.
God bless this nation evermore
And help that it may stay
A land of right for all mankind...
This may we ever pray!
Those are the first and last verses of a poem written in 1967 for Canada's Centennial.
I found the poem recently....
printed in an old high school year book...
with my name beneath it.
I had all but forgotten about it...
an English assignment back in the day.
It seemed fitting to post it on my blog today.
I can still say 'amen' to the prayer at the end.
Happy Canada Day!