Eternal Glory to Christ Jesus,
Our King and our firm Hope,
The Sovereign that rules the world
and the Inheritance of the nations.
With the demeaning cape and scepter,
You are cruelly crowned with thorns
King of Pain, once in the Pretorium
King of Love, forever adored.
Fighting for Your flag,
Which we carry on our chests,
We achieve true peace and victory
in the struggles of life.
So we serve you with internal obedience
and with a firm will,
Because in You is Justice and Clemency
Because in You is resplendence of Truth.
Grant us by Divine Grace,
That we become a chosen people,
Firmly believing Your Doctrine,
and following Your precepts.
Candeias, Ponta Delgada military band, 1870’s
The words just ooze with traditionalism and orthodoxy don't they?