Patriot? One who gives his all for the fatherland? Then just what is the true fatherland?
I would a patriot for the Kingdom be.
Not for some patch of earthly soil,
And not for worldly riches will I toil,
Rather to propagandise all for Thee.
He who would choose a piece of coal,
Before a bar of gold is sure a clown.
Would you risk a temporary crown,
To lose share of an everlasting goal?
Nationalism as the cult of kin holds
Poor promise for the human family.
The stranger is my brother in reality,
If I but shed my fear-filled blindfolds.
Maybe you don’t hold with eternity?
Then take your chances as it may,
But understand that on that day,
Only love has enduring efficacy.
I would a patriot for His Kingdom be,
And for His kingdom and His alone.
For neither fortune, rank or throne,
Compares to dwelling in His company!