Monday, May 30, 2016
We Will Remember Them
This anthem's text by Robert Laurence Binyon was written in 1914, following the earliest casualties in World War I. It's part of a longer text, but this particular verse, the first written by Binyon, was set to music by English composer and choirmaster Douglas Guest in 1971. for the choir of Westminster Abbey in London.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.