For the brave of every race
For the brave of every race. George Wallace Briggs* (1875-1959).
The author, who was rector of Loughborough, Leicestershire, wrote of this hymn:
Written about 1920 for Loughborough College, which has students from all parts of the world. In its original form – still used in that form in the college and in many other places – it begins: ‘For the saints unknown to fame.’ It was in Songs of Praise (1931) that the other form began; and many people still prefer the original. (quoted in Kelynack, 1950, p. 401).
The first lines were:
For the saints unknown to fame, All who served and fell on sleep, Heroes whose forgotten name Rolling years have buried deep, Brotherhood and sisterhood...
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