Long May It Sway, O’er Bight and Bay

The "Pink, White and Green" Newfoundland Tricolour flag.
The “Pink, White and Green” Newfoundland Tricolour flag.

The pink, the rose of England shows,
The green St. Patrick’s emblem, bright
While in between, the spotless sheen
of Andrew’s cross displays the white.

Then hail the pink, the white, the green,
Our patriot flag long may it stand.
Our Sirelands twine, their emblems trine,
To form the flag of Newfoundland!

Fling out the flag, o’er creek and cragg,
Pink, white and green, so fair, so grand.
Long may it sway o’er Bight and Bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland!

What’er betide, our Ocean Bride
That nestles ‘midst Atlantic’s foam
Still far and wide, we’ll raise with pride
Our native flag, o’er hearth and home.

Should e’er the hand of fate demand
Some future change in our career:
We ne’er will yield: on flood or field
The flag we honour and revere!

Fling out the flag, o’er creek and cragg;
Pink, white and green, so fair, so grand.
Long may it sway, o’er Bight and Bay,
Around the shores of Newfoundland!

Archbishop Michael F. Howley of St. John’s, The Flag of Newfoundland, 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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