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GOD SAVE THE KING, by                 Poet Analysis     Poet's Biography
First Line: God save our gracious king!
Last Line: God save the king!
Variant Title(s): National Air: England
Subject(s): National Song - Great Britain; Patriotism; National Anthem - Great Britain

GOD save our gracious king!
Long live our noble king!
God save the king!
Send him victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us --
God save the king!

O Lord our God, arise!
Scatter his enemies,
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks;
On him our hopes we fix,
God save us all!

Thy choicest gifts in store
On him be pleased to pour;
Long may he reign.
May he defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice --
God save the king!

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