Methodist Central College UK OBA

Land of our birth


Land of our birth, we pledge to thee
our love and toil in the 
years to be,
when we are grown and take our place
as men and women with our race 

Teach us to bear the yoke in youth,
with steadfastness and careful truth,
that, in our time, thy grace may give
the truth whereby the nations 

Teach us to rule ourselves always,
controlled and cleanly night and day,
that we may bring, if need arise,
no maimed or worthless sacrifice.

Teach us to look in all our ends,
on thee for Judge, and not our friends,
that we, with thee, may walk uncowed
fear or favour of the crowd.

Teach us the strength that cannot seek,
by deed or thought, to hurt the weak,
that, under thee, we may possess
man's strength to comfort man's distress.

Teach us delight in simple things,
and mirth that has no bitter springs,
forgiveness free of evil done,
and love to all men 'neath the sun.

Land of our birth, our faith, our pride,
for whose dear sake our fathers died;
O Motherland, we pledge to thee
head, heart and hand through the years to be.


  -Rudyard Kipling, 1906

Vocalists: Melvin Arulannarajah, Christine Arulannarajah, Ganeeshgan Jeyarajah

Music scored by : Ganeeshgan Jeyarajah ©