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First Line: Flame out, you glorious skies
Last Line: And claim god's kiss.
Subject(s): Consolation; Soldiers' Writings


Flame out, you glorious skies,
Welcome our brave;
Kiss their exultant eyes;
Give what they gave.

Flash, mailed seraphim,
Your burning spears;
New days to outflame their dim
Heroic years.

Thrills their baptismal tread
The bright proud air;
The embattled plumes outspread
Burn upwards there.

Flame out? flame out, O Song!
Star ring to star;
Strong as our hurt is strong
Our children are.

Their blood is England's heart;
By their dead hands
It is their noble part
That England stands.

England -- Time gave them thee;
They gave back this
To win Eternity
And claim God's kiss.






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