Perhaps our "blokey blokeness" is why we don't sing all the verses to The Battle Hymn of the Republic (despite some of its more blokey lyrics?)e.g. - "In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea, With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me: As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free, While God is marching on. "
No, I'm not being quite serious.
@ Joshua,I didn't know that anyone knew of that hymn any more. I love the line:"As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free."Of course, that was written in the era of the war between the states, but it teaches us a lot about true Christian spirituality.And also, the lesser known one:"Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,Since God is marching on."
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