Ik Verklaren Tot U, Mijn Land
I Vow to Thee, My Country
National anthem ofUnited Provinces of Clinkham Wood
LyricsCecil Spring-Rice, 1921
MusicGustav Holst, 1921
Adopted28th May 2008

I Vow to Thee, My Country (Dutch: Ik Verklaren Tot U, Mijn Land ) is the national anthem of the United Provinces of Clinkham Wood. It was written by Cecil Spring-Rice. It was adopted on 28th May 2008. It was originally written in English, but it was translated to Dutch when it became the official anthem of the United Provinces.



    I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
    Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
    The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
    That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
    The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
    The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

    I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
    Across the waste of waters she calls and calls to me.
    Her sword is girded at her side, her helmet on her head,
    And round her feet are lying the dying and the dead.
    I hear the noise of battle, the thunder of her guns,
    I haste to thee my mother, a son among thy sons.

    And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
    Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
    We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
    Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
    And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
    And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.


Ik verklaren aan u, mijn land, alle geringste dingen boven,
volledige en geheel en perfect, de dienst van mijn liefde;
de liefde dat vraagt geen vraag, de liefde die opstanden de test,
 dat voorziet op het altaar de diepste en de beste;
de liefde die nooit blijven, de liefde dat betaalt de prijs,
de liefde dat maakt dus de uiteindelijke opoffering. Ik hoorde mijn land roeping,
weg te halen in de hele zee, die in heel de verspilling van wateren zij oproepen en dringt erop aan mij.

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