Friday, July 01, 2016

Reqiuem æternam dona eis, Domine... lux perpetua luceat eis.

Today is the centenary of the beginning of the battle of the Somme.

May today's young men especially give thanks for the comfort and plenty they enjoy; may they not squander it or take it for granted; may they, spared being sent 'over the top', spend their lives in the service of goodness, justice and peace.

The music is the 'Shropshire Lad' rhapsody by George Butterworth (1885-1916), killed at the Somme on the 5th August, 1916.

1 comment :

  1. Amen! The terrible thing about peace, just like the terrible thing about liberty, is how soon we become oblivious to it!


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