Land of hope and glory

« Dear Land of Hope, thy hope is crowned,
God make thee mightier yet !
On Sov’ran brows, beloved, renowned,
Once more thy crown is set.
Thine equal laws, by Freedom gained,
Have ruled thee well and long ;
By Freedom gained, by Truth maintained,
Thine Empire shall be strong. » 

Sir Edward Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance, op. 39, marche n°1 en ré majeur – 1901

(paroles de Arthur Christopher Benson, 1902)