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CMS OGS - UK Chapter - School Song
Friday 15 November 2019
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
    CMS OGS UK Branch Vibrant alumni association with members being more dedicated, and ever so committed to the cause and to the School
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
    CMS OGS UK Branch We are committed to establishing a platform that fosters collaboration, social inclusion and interaction
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
    CMS OGS UK Branch We have also established the Members Confidential Support Initiative to address and assist our members in dealing with any challenges that life throws at them
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
    CMS OGS UK Branch Growing the OGS UK membership base is a central feature of the current executive officer’s activities
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
    CMS OGS UK Branch We have also provided a solid foundation for the new executives to build upon.
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
    CMS OGS UK Branch These passionate Grammarians have worked tirelessly to give the OGS UK the recognition it deserves
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  • CMS OGS UK Branch
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
  • CMS OGS UK Branch
  • CMS OGS UK Branch

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The Grammarian School Song

1. Lives are in the making here
Hearts are in the waking here
Mighty undertaking here,
UP! AND ON!
We are arming for the fight
Pressing on with all our might
Pluming wings for higher flight,
UP! AND ON!

Chorus
Up boys! Truest fame
Lies in high endeavour
Play the game! Keep the flame,
Burning brightly ever.

2. Fair before us lies the way
Time for work and time for play,
Fill the measure while we may:
UP! AND ON!
Life and time will not delay
Time is running fast away
Life is Now – today, today!
UP! AND ON!

3. Foes in plenty we shall meet
Hearts courageous scorn defeat,
So we press with eager feet,
UP! AND ON!
Ever onward to the fight
Ever upward to the light
Ever true to God and Right,
UP! AND ON!

4. Looking up by faith, we see
Christ our Saviour on the tree
Lifted up for you and me,
UP! AND ON!
Crowning Christ as Sovereign Lord!
Fighting with the Spirit's sword
Singing as we cross the ford.
UP! AND ON!

5. Africa will surely rise,
Fail we not in high emprise
Hidden here the secret lies.
UP! AND ON!
Hail Schola Carissima
Laus Deo! Sursum Corda!
Nisi Dominus Frustra.
UP! AND ON!

This poem was adopted as the School Song in 1917 with the permission of the author, Mr. John Oxenham. The last two verses were added in 1922 (also with permission) by the Rt. Rev. A.W. Smith. "Sursum Corda," "Nisi Dominus Frustra" are the mottoes of the Diocese and the School. The music was composed by the late Rev. Canon E. J. Evans, Ex-Principal of the School, and harmonized by Professor Fela Sowande, M.B.E., F.R.C.O., D.Mus, an Old Boy.