Commemoration Service for ANZAC Day

Hymns

Abide With Me

God Bless Australia

O Valiant Hearts

Recessional

The Australian National Anthem

Advance Australia Fair


Abide With Me

Abide with me: fast falls the eventide,
The darkness deepens: Lord, with me abide;
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes,
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heaven’s morning breaks and earth’s vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord abide with me.


God Bless Australia
(Sung to the tune of Waltzing Matilda)

Here in this God-given land of ours Australia,
This proud possession, our own piece of earth,
That was built by our fathers who pioneered our heritage,
Here In Australia, the land of our birth.

God bless Australia, our land Australia,
Home of the ANZACs, the strong and the free,
It’s our homeland, our own land, to cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, the land of the free.

Here In Australia we treasure love and liberty,
Our way of life, all for one, one for all,
We’re a peace-loving race, but should danger ever threaten us,
Let the world know we will answer the call.

God bless Australia, our land Australia,
Home of the ANZACs, the strong and the free,
It’s our homeland, our own land, to cherish for eternity,
God bless Australia, the land of the free.


O Valiant Hearts

O valiant hearts who to your glory came
Through dust of conflict and through battle flame;
Tranquil you lie, your knightly virtue proved,
Your memory hallowed in the land you loved.

Proudly you gathered, rank on rank, to war
As who had heard God’s message from afar;
All you had hoped for, all you had, you gave,
To save mankind - yourselves you scorned to save.

Long years ago, as earth lay dark and still,
Rose a loud cry upon a lonely hill,
While in the frailty of our human clay
Christ our redeemer went the self-same way.


Recessional

God of our fathers known of old
Lord of our far flung battle line
Beneath whose awful hand we hold
Dominion over palm and pine -
Lord God of hosts be with us yet
Lest we forget - lest we forget.

The tumult and the shouting dies
The captains and the kings depart
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice
A humble and a contrite heart
Lord God of hosts be with us yet
Lest we forget - lest we forget.


The Australian National Anthem
Advance Australia Fair

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free,.
We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea,
Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
Of beaut rich and rare;
In history’s page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We’ll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands,.
For those who’ve come across the seas
We’ve boundless plains to share,
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

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