RCD Prayers and Hymns

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RCD Prayers and Hymns

Royal Canadian Dragoons Grace


May we be strong in virtue,

firm in time of trouble,

and always ready to help others in time of need.

May we be blessed by God,

as we share this food,

and as we live and work together,

for the good of all.


Regimental Prayer

Blessed and Eternal God,

in whose providence our days are constantly surrounde,

we thank you for the challenge of life.

We praise you for the good we may do.

Help us to lay hold on every opportunity to serve others.

Inspire us to give our best in the cause of truth and righteousness.

When we carry the torch of enlightenment,

or wear the cloak of privilege,

or stand in the place of honour,

enable us to didicate ourselves to the welfare of humanity

and the preservation of justice and love.

We thank you for the renewing of hope

that brightens the present and lightens the future.

Through this hope, make us not ashamed to defend your laws

and extend your kingdom.

Help us to improve the extent of our gratitude to you

by the depth of our devotion.

Use us as instruments of good will;

while there is doubt, or despair, or oppression;

teach us to communicate faith, and hope and courage.

Let the beauty of the Lord be upon us,

and establish the work of our hands in righteousness and peace.


The RCD Hymn

(To the tune of Ethelwald)

Soldiers of God! Arise

Lift up your battle cry,

In armour strong, in action wise

Prepare to die.

Rise o'er a fallen world

Your banner to the sky;

The Honours of your God Unfurl'd

The righteousness to fly!

You go in Jesus' name to save

The world from sin and woe.

The risen Lord of all

Preserve you from ill,

You shall find peace to hear the call,

and trust in God's own will.

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