(In honour of our services.)
In this darkest hour of need,
In this time of great demand,
When those around me choose to kneel,
I choose not and so, I stand.
Though it cause my voice to quake,
I'll steady out my shaking hand,
Because I have a choice to make,
I cannot yield and so, I stand.
Don't think me brave for I am not,
This is not a thing I planned,
But kneeling men will be forgot,
And I will not and so, I stand.
And though I pay a heavy cost,
And give my life to save this land,
I know much greater could be lost,
If I kneel, and so, I stand.