Quotation by Rudyard Kipling

The tumult and the shouting dies;
The Captains and the Kings depart:
Still stands Thine ancient sacrifice,
An humble and a contrite heart.
Lord God of Hosts, be with us yet,
Lest we forget—lest we forget!
Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936), British writer, poet. repr. In The Definitive Edition of Rudyard Kipling's Verse (1940). "Recessional," st. 2 (1897).

"Lest we forget" was adopted as an epitaph by the War Graves Commission—for which Kipling worked—after World War I....
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