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1st World War Song. Anyone know the word

GUEST,Fred McCormick 27 Dec 13 - 06:36 AM
beardedbruce 27 Dec 13 - 09:41 AM
GUEST,Fred McCormick 27 Dec 13 - 10:45 AM
beardedbruce 27 Dec 13 - 11:00 AM
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Subject: 1st World War Song. Anyone know the word
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 06:36 AM

Several years ago I heard a modern song about the first world war, which had been set to the tune of Hubert Parry's Repton. AKA Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.

Unfortunately I can't remember thet title or any of the the text, or who wrote it. Indeed, aetheistical sod that I am, it's taken me until now to work out what the tune is called.

Apologies for being so vague, but would anyone out there have a set of the words. The modern first world war song, that is. Not DLAFOM.


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Subject: RE: 1st World War Song. Anyone know the word
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 09:41 AM

I presume you do NOT mean the following:

1. There is an hour of peaceful rest
To mourning wanderers given;
There is a joy for souls distrest,
A balm for every wounded breast,
'T is found alone in heaven.
2. There is a soft, a downy bed,
Far from these shades of even—
A couch for weary mortals spread,
Where they may rest the aching head,
And find repose, in heaven.
3. There is a home for weary souls
By sin and sorrow driven;
When tossed on life's tempestuous shoals,
Where storms arise, and ocean rolls,
And all is drear but heaven.
4. There faith lifts up her cheerful eye,
To brighter prospects given;
And views the tempest passing by,
The evening shadows quickly fly,
And all serene in heaven.
5. There fragrant flowers immortal bloom,
And joys supreme are given;
There rays divine disperse the gloom:
Beyond the confines of the tomb
Appears the dawn of heaven.


That is from 1912 Yale Book of Amer. Verse. Not that much more modern.


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Subject: RE: 1st World War Song. Anyone know the word
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 10:45 AM

Bruce. Thanks, but that is not it. The song I'm after is specifically about the first world war and (I think) concerns a man who'd joined up before realising what a hell hole the western front was.


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Subject: RE: 1st World War Song. Anyone know the word
From: beardedbruce
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 11:00 AM

That was the only other set of lyrics I could find for the tune Repton. I'll keep an eye out.


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Subject: RE: 1st World War Song. Anyone know the word
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Dec 13 - 10:02 PM

www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/315


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