Colin F. Jones

I AM AUSTRALIA

Where in distress a nation rightly free,
Doth ask assistance from the likes of me,
Then I will take up arms to bring you aide,
For of a noble substance I am made.
While I am made from the fibre of God’s law,
I do not cringe in fear from any war,
That seeks to cripple friends with whom I’m bound,
For on the principle of mate-ship I was found.
Still of youth my strength will yet increase,
For I stand for freedom democracy and peace,
And sincerely to all nations I give my hand,
That all the world might better understand,
That love and friendship is the better way,
To solve the problems of the world’s decay.