Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Brit Birthday!

With about two hours to go until my Citizenship Ceremony this afternoon and my wardrobe all decided thanks to the help of some friends on Twitter, I've decided to make this post a tribute to my adopted homeland! I'll try to drop by later to upload some photos from the ceremony.

So here's England's most patriotic anthem, based on Blake's poem Jerusalem:

And did those feet in ancient time,
Walk upon Englands mountains green:
And was the holy Lamb of God,
On Englands pleasant pastures seen!

And did the Countenance Divine,
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here,
Among these dark Satanic Mills?

Bring me my Bow of burning gold;
Bring me my Arrows of desire:
Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold!
Bring me my Chariot of fire!

I will not cease from Mental Fight,
Nor shall my Sword sleep in my hand:
Till we have built Jerusalem,
In England's green and pleasant Land.


Creepy Query Girl said...

Awe- Congrats! Beautiful anthem- I haven't taken the steps to get my french nationality yet but i'm thinking about it. It already feels more like home to me than the U.S.

Beth said...

Congratulations!! I didn't get a ceremony in Ireland, just documents in the post. I'm jealous!

Dolly said...

Congratulations :-)

I got lucky, and Princess Anne was the one at my ceremony. It was great. Who did yours?

Theresa Milstein said...

That sounds very British.

Happy Britday to you!

Kim said...


Nancy J. Parra said...

Happy Britday to you!