Trust in the Lord
and He will give you
the strength & courage
to do your
Rose West Leonard
'This noble and elegant site
is both a tribute to a family's
history, and to a national
-Daniel J. Cassidy        
Sunlit Uplands
Swifter far than summer's flight --
Swifter far than youth's delight --
Swifter far than happy night,
Art thou come and gone --
As the earth when leaves are dead,
As the night when sleep is sped,
As the heart when joy is fled,
I am left lone, alone.

       Percy Bysshe Shelley
'The Last Walk' by Greg Benton, 2010
Let us then move
forward together
in discharge of
our mission and
our duty,
fearing God
and nothing else.

Sir Winston Churchill
Stanmer Churchyard, Sussex
In the midst of life we are in death:
of whom may we seek for succour,
but of thee, O Lord, who for our sins
art justly displeased?
Yet, O Lord God most holy,
O Lord most mighty, O holy and
most merciful Saviour, deliver us not
into the bitter pains of eternal death
Burial Office, The Book of Common Prayer
'Piddingworth...where St. George's Cross is not yet banned.'
                                               --Mark Steyn
Dixi, custodiam. Psalm xxxix.

LORD, let me know mine end,
and the number of my days; *
that I may be certified
how long I have to live.

Behold, thou hast made my
days as it were a span long,
and mine age is even as
nothing in respect of thee; *
and verily every man living
is altogether vanity.

For man walketh in a vain
shadow, and disquieteth
himself in vain; * he heapeth
up riches, and cannot tell
who shall gather them.

And now, Lord, what is my
hope? * truly my hope is even
in thee.

Deliver me from all mine
offences; * and make me not
a rebuke unto the foolish.

When thou with rebukes dost
chasten man for sin, thou
makest his beauty to consume
away, like as it were a moth
fretting a garment: *
every man therefore is but

Hear my prayer, O Lord,
and with thine ears consider
my calling; * hold not thy
peace at my tears;

For I am a stranger with thee,
and a sojourner, * as all my
fathers were.

O spare me a little, that I
may recover my strength, *
before I go hence, and be no
more seen.
JESUS said, Let not your heart be troubled:
ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions:
if it were not so, I would have told you.
I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again,and receive you unto myself;
that where I am, there ye may be also.
                               St. John xiv. 1.
Come, ye blessed children of
my Father,
receive the kingdom prepared
for you from
the beginning of the
Matthew 25.41
Honour all men.
the Brotherhood.
Fear God.
Honour the King.
(1Peter 2)
He who believes in me,
but he were dead, yet shall he live.
  Jesus of Nazareth
Advance our standards, set upon our foes Our ancient world of courage fair
  St. George Inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons.
Richard III, Act V, Scene 3
Nearer, my God, to Thee, nearer to Thee!
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

Nearer, my God, to Thee,
Nearer to Thee!

Though like the wanderer, the sun gone down,
Darkness be over me, my rest a stone.
Yet in my dreams I’d be nearer, my God to Thee.

There let the way appear, steps unto Heav’n;
All that Thou sendest me, in mercy given;
Angels to beckon me nearer, my God, to Thee.

Then, with my waking thoughts bright with Thy praise,
Out of my stony griefs Bethel I’ll raise;
So by my woes to be nearer, my God, to Thee.

Or, if on joyful wing cleaving the sky,
Sun, moon, and stars forgot, upward I’ll fly,
Still all my song shall be, nearer, my God, to Thee.

There in my Father’s home, safe and at rest,
There in my Saviour’s love, perfectly blest;
Age after age to be, nearer my God to Thee.

Words: Verses 1-5, Sarah F. Adams, in Hymns and Anthems,
by William Johnson Fox, 1841; verse 6, Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.

Tune: Bethany (Mason), Lowell Mason, 1856