Hymn Story: I Vow to Thee My Country

“I Vow to Thee, My Country” is a British patriotic hymn.  Sir Cecil Spring Rice wrote the poem “The City of God” or “The Two Fatherlands” in either 1908 or 1912. The poem described how a Christian owes his loyalties to both his homeland and the heavenly kingdom. In 1908, he was posted at the British Embassy in Stockholm. In […]

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