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Day of Liberation Hymn

by Revd FW Killer

On 1st February 2012 the choir met at Georgetown  Methodist Church in order for the BBC to record a special hymn that was written by the Revd FW Killer at the time of the Liberation of Jersey in May 1945. Revd Killer was the Vicar of St. Mark's Church in St. Helier at that time. We recorded the following verses to the tune ST. FRANCIS (LASST UNS ERFREUEN) and the result can be listened to here

1. The sword is sheathed- the battle done.

    The conflict past- the peace is won;

    Alleluia, Alleluia;

    Raise high your songs of victory

    Shout: for the Lord hath made us free,

    Alleluia, Alleluia;

    Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

2. Fair islands of the Channel Sea

    Greet well this dawn of liberty

    Alleluia, Alleluia;

    Peal forth sweet bells that all may hear

    Your joyful message ringing clear

    Alleluia, Alleluia;

    Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

3. For hands unfettered we rejoice,

    In freedom's speech we raise our voice

    Alleluia, Alleluia;

    Let Jersey's hills and valleys ring

    With songs of peace re-echoing

    Alleluia, Alleluia;

    Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.