The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
In Memory of February 2nd

by The Rev. C. V. Gorton, M.A.
Volume 12, no. 3, March 1901, pg. 161

Queen Victoria's funeral took place on 2 February 1901.

Queen of all Seas! The war ships move
Across the deep in awful state,
The booming of a thousand guns,
Re-echoes round their sacred freight.

Queen of all climes! A mighty host
From northern shore, and southern wave,
All loyal hearts, linked by thy love,
Follow Thee proudly to the grave.

Queen of our arms! The muffled drum,
The music's wail, the soldiers' tread;
The tramp of steeds, the rattling guns
Tell of the passing of the dead.

Queen of these Isles! In Windsor's fane,
'Neath bannered choir, and cloister dim,
The organ peals, and white robed choirs
Lift prayer and praise in requiem.

Queen of all hearts! A quiet falls
On forge, and mill, on mart and street,
Thy funeral train fills all the land,
In every church Thy mourners meet.

Queen of all Homes! Thy gracious name
In English tongue has ever stood
By cottage hearth, in house, and hall,
For all that's kind, and sane, and good.

Queen of all truth, of Wedded Love!
We lay thee where thy Consort lies.
* "Welcome beloved, with thee I rest,
In Christ with thee again to rise."

O King of Kings--Father of all!
Thy children kneel at Thy white Throne
And praise Thee now with thankful hearts,
For her, our Mother, Queen, in one.

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* Translation of inscription in Mausoleum at Frogmore:--
"Farewell beloved, with thee I will rest,
With thee in Christ will rise again."

Proofread May 2011, LNL