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Today, I happened to listen to the most hard-core, disturbingly religious song I've heard in a long while.
It's literally the UK national anthem: "God save the Queen"!

God save our gracious Queen
Long live our noble Queen
God save the Queen
Send her victorious
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us
God save the Queen

O Lord our God arise
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall
Confound their politics
Frustrate their knavish tricks
On Thee our hopes we fix
God save us all

Thy choicest gifts in store
On her be pleased to pour
Long may she reign
May she defend our laws
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice
God save the Queen

Not in this land alone
But be God's mercies known
From shore to shore
Lord make the nations see
That men should brothers be
And form one family
The wide world over

From every latent foe
From the assassins blow
God save the Queen
O'er her thine arm extend
For Britain's sake defend
Our mother, prince, and friend
God save the Queen

Lord grant that Marshal Wade
May by thy mighty aid
Victory bring
May he sedition hush
And like a torrent rush
Rebellious Scots to crush
God save the King

Rhetoric 7 Feb 12

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Wasn't it changed to the Sex Pistols hommage to it back in the late 70's???


That's an archaic version which is no longer used. The standard modern version is:

God save our gracious Queen!
Long live our noble Queen!
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and glorious,
Long to reign over us:
God save the Queen!

O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign:
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause,
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!

However, a lot of us consider that something of an embarrassment too, and many people have argued that we need a replacement.

Jnei Level 8 Feb 13, 2018

I prefer the Sex Pistols' "God Save the Queen" ( We mean it Man)

twill Level 7 Feb 13, 2018

I have to give that a listen. 🙂


Also, "Rule, Brittannia!" is pretty out there...

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