Lord Nelson’s Prayer

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Originally published in the Naval Historical Review (all rights reserved) of September 1976

On the morning of 21st October, 1805, the combined fleets of France and Spain then in sight.

May the great God, whom I worship, grant to my country and for the benefit of Europe in general, a great and glorious Victory: and may no misconduct, in any one, tarnish it: and may humanity after victory be the predominant feature in the British Fleet. For myself individually, I commit my life to Him who made me and may His blessing light upon my endeavours for serving my Country faithfully. To him I resign myself and the just cause which is entrusted to me to defend.

AMEN AMEN AMEN

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