We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Eternal Father, the hymn associated with both the Royal Navy and the US Navy, and sailors and boatmen everywhere. The Brits might not be believers anymore, but they sure know how to do choirs. Words here. (Thanks, Theo):
As a USNA Glee Club alum, in the days before women were admitted to the Academy, I may be biased, but I prefer the added solemnity that all male voices give to the hymn. The sound quality is poor, but this
The Mrs. and her WAVES unit - woman of the sea services - Navy, Marine, Coast Guard, & Merchant Marine, sing the American version on veteran's day before they board the bus to participate in Albany, OR veteran's day parade.
The unit is mostly WWII & Korea vets but there are now a sprinkling of Vietnam era, Iraq (1 & 2), & Afghanistan vets.