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Cardston’s Jubilee

By: Ardis E. Parshall - January 24, 2012

Cardston’s Jubilee

By Helen Kimball Orgill

O Cardston fair, with glowing pride, we greet thy natal morn.
All hail to thee who fifty years ago today was born!
With hearts in tune, we’ll sing the praise of stalwart sons and true
Who built in faith with vision bright, built better than they knew!
Unwavered by the tempest’s blast, cold winter’s hoary hand,
They proved unto the doubting ones, this is a favored land.
And Heaven looking down upon the sacrifice they made
Beneficently smiled and said, “Thy glory shall never fade!”
And Truth and Justice from that hour have held unbroken sway,
O’er hearts that beat in unison, down to the present day.
O Canada, we gaze in pride across thy land far-flung
And view achievements great as e’er were told by mortal tongue;
And as in vision bright, we see the future loom in sight,
Across the eastern horizon in rainbow colors bright.
It is for us to keep the faith, our emblem e’er to wave,
And trust in One who ever has been strong and sure to save,
To lead us past the reefs and rocks that lie along the way
While darkness brooding o’er the land, shuts out the light of day,
Our heritage we will hold dear, attuned our minds will be,
Until our love of country will be felt from sea to sea.

(1937)



1 Comment »

  1. Hmmm. I’ve been to Cardston–it’s a good thing there was a sign on the highway because Sister Orgill’s poem might not have pointed me to the place. But maybe it just went a long way downhill in 50 years.

    When I finished, though, I did almost stand up and face north and break into “O Canada!” (a much better poem, in my ‘umble opinion).

    Comment by Mark B. — January 24, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

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