For this great Reign, now rounded To three-score golden years, With pride and joy unbounded We raise a Nation's cheers; So well-beloved, so Noble Ere now was no-where seen; Hail'd let her be till Sky and Sea Respond "God Save the Queen" So true a Sov'reign Lady Ne'er ruled all hearts before! Rise up and praise Victoria's days, The glorious years three-score! Heaven send Her peace and glory! And when a Crown above -- Fulfilling earth's fair story -- Is granted by God's Love, Be this His grace to England That, for her deathless sake Reign after Reign as royal remain And thence example take. Then, o'er Her subject Waters, Her realm, Her wave-linked Lands, On Britain's sons and daughters, And labours of their hands, Sweet surety, strength and justice Shall dwell, as now hath been, And God above, this Isle will love, Who loved and saved our Queen.
- by Edwin Arnold (1832 - 1904), "The Queen Bee's Song" [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
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- by Eaton Faning (1850 - 1927), "The Queen Bee's Song", published 1897 [SATB chorus and orchestra or SSA chorus and military band], London, Novello [text verified 1 time]
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