In all this time

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

I have always known that you loved me
in all this time.
Not once did I doubt you.

There have been certain people on this planet
who are taking liberties with fears.
They made me fear your safety.
They made me fear you would be taken away for good.

I have returned and I see how strong you really are.
Thank you for giving me your devotion.
Thank you for being brave through the fire.
Know that I stand taller because you are my champion.

Now let me be yours.

France flag

“La Marseillaise”
The national anthem of France.

Written 1792 by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
after the declaration of war by France against Austria.
An anthem to freedom, a patriotic call to mobilize all the citizens
and an exhortation to fight against tyranny and foreign invasion.

En français

Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie,
L’étendard sanglant est levé
L’étendard sanglant est levé

Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes !

Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

Aux armes, citoyens,
Formez vos bataillons,
Marchons, marchons !
Qu’un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

In English

Arise, children of the Fatherland,
The day of glory has arrived!
Against us tyranny’s
Bloody banner is raised.
A Bloody banner is raised.

Do you hear, in the countryside,
The roar of those ferocious soldiers?
They’re coming right into your arms
To cut the throats of your sons, your women!

To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows!

To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows!

Sing La Marseillaise- click here

Copyright © 1960-2015 Lawrence J. J. Leonard  All rights reserved

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