God Guard Thee, Newfoundland

The Newfoundland Tricolour. The "Pink, White and Green" flag first appeared in the 1880s or 1890s and was based on the colours of the Catholic fraternal group the Star of the Sea Association, which was formed in St. John's in 1871. The official colour of the Star of the Sea Association, rose (a liturgical colour and one rare in vexillology), replacing the orange panel of the Protestant William of Orange.
The Newfoundland Tricolour. The unofficial “Pink, White and Green” flag first appeared in the 1880s or 1890s and was based on the colours of the Catholic fraternal group the Star of the Sea Association, which was formed at St. John’s in 1871. Nearly identical to the Irish Tricolour, the official colour of the Star of the Sea Association, rose (a liturgical colour and one rare in vexillology), replaces the orange panel of the Protestant William of Orange.

When sun rays crown thy pine clad hills,
And summer spreads her hand,
When silvern voices tune thy rills,
We love thee, smiling land.
We love thee, we love thee,
We love thee, smiling land.

When spreads thy cloak of shimmering white,
At winter’s stern command,
Thro’ shortened day, and starlit night,
We love thee, frozen land.
We love thee, we love thee
We love thee, frozen land.

When blinding storm gusts fret thy shore,
And wild waves lash thy strand,
Thro’ spindrift swirl, and tempest roar,
We love thee windswept land.
We love thee, we love thee
We love thee windswept land.

As loved our fathers, so we love,
Where once they stood, we stand;
Their prayer we raise to Heaven above,
God guard thee, Newfoundland
God guard thee, God guard thee,
God guard thee, Newfoundland.

Ode to Newfoundland,
composed by Governor Sir Cavendish Boyle in 1902.

Curator: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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