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Hymns Of Remembrance: Lest We Forget by Various

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  1. 1. Safe In The Arms Of Jesus
  2. 2. Rescue The Perishing
  3. 3. How Great Thou Art
  4. 4. Make Me A Channel Of Your Peace (Prayer Of St. Francis)
  5. 5. Nearer My God To Thee
  6. 6. Safe Home
  7. 7. The Day Thou Gavest Lord Is Ended
  8. 8. Low In The Grave He Lay (Christ Arose)
  9. 9. Soldiers Of Christ Arise
  10. 10. Rock Of Ages
  11. 11. Saviour Hear Me While Before Thy Feet
  12. 12. When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
  13. 13. The Old Rugged Cross
  14. 14. The Strife Is Oer The Battle Done
  15. 15. When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  16. 16. Out Of My Bondage Sorrow And Night (Jesus I Come)
  17. 17. Onward Christian Soldiers
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Style: Hymnody
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 152831
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Integrity 0000768624029
Items: 2
Release Date: 15 Sep 2014

Lest we forget...
"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" - from Recessional by Rudyard Kipling

The phrasing is old and a little odd but the truth is just as relevant today as it was when Kipling built his poem around the words. We should not forget the sacrifices made by previous as well as current generations. We should not forget the lives laid down.

But we do forget. Memorials become monuments, grief becomes history, individuals become numbers. Times change and we choose to move on from sorrow and suffering. Life, in its way, goes on.

In another beautiful poem, Remember, Christina Rosetti wonders out loud about the fragile relationship between grief and memory. her advice still speaks to us today:
"Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad."

There are no more survivors of WWI left alive today. The war itself belongs to a different age, one that denied women the vote and sent children out to work. Of course we forget.

Yet we are not incapable of remembering. The memories might not be our own but through songs like these we can inhabit the world of a century ago as seen through the eyes of faith.

And it is important that we do. For all Christians know that it is often in our times of trial and suffering that we, finally stripped of so many distractions, learn what it is to place our trust fully in God. This final poem makes it abundantly clear:

"The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." - Psalm 34:18

When we reconnect with the type of faith in Christ that holds fast in the midst of the horrors of war, we cannot help but be inspired and empowered.

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