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Information about the QARANC collect prayer, the Corps Hymn and the AMS Prayer with the words


The following collect is a QARANC prayer said by the padre or speaker at Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps church events like Remembrance Day services or parades, at a QA corps personnel funeral, on Corps Day, at the annual Christmas Carol service or at the wedding of serving member of the QARANC.


O God, who through the healing touch of thy dear Son didst recover the sick and relieve their pain, grant to us who serve beneath thy Cross in the Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps such love towards thee and devotion to our duty that the shadows may pass from those entrusted to our care, their darkness lighten into faith and hope, and thy love bring healing peace, for his sake who was content to suffer for all mankind, even Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


This QARANC prayer dates back to the era when the QA's were the QAIMNS (Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service) in February 1949. In the same year the QAIMNS were renamed to the QARANC (Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps) and expanded to allow junior ranks to join the army as student nurses and qualified nurses. There is more about this on the QA history page.



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QARANC Corps Hymn


The QARANC Corps Hymn is sung at events such as Corps Day:

O Father, by whose servants
Our Corps was built of old;
Whose hand hath crowned her children
With blessings manifold;
For thine unfailing mercies
Far shown along our way,
With all who passed before us
We praise Thy name today.


The changeful years unresting Their silent course have sped,
New comrades ever bringing
In comrades' steps to tread;
The days of old have dowered us
With gifts beyond all praise;
Our father make us faithful,
To serving the coming days.


Before us and beside us,
Still holden in Thy hand,
A cloud unseen of witness,
Our older comrades stand;
One family unbroken
We join with one acclaim,
One heart, one voice uplifting
To glorify Thy name.

The QA hymn is sung to the tune of Aruelia which was composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the brother of Methodist John Wesley. See
www.hymnary.org/tune/aurelia_wesley
for more information (with thanks to Terry Hissey).


Army Nurse Prayer


There is another army nurse prayer which can be read when other corps members of the Army Medical Services (AMS) are in attendance such as members of the RAMC (Royal Army Medical Corps) or RADC (Royal Army Dental Corps).


Almighty and everlasting God, who sent your son, Jesus Christ, to be Saviour and Healer of men; we ask you to bless the work of the Army Medical Services. Grant that we who are called to share in this ministry of healing may ever have present in our minds the example of our Lord, and his tenderness and sympathy for all human suffering Give us grace and patience faithfully to fulfil our calling and crown our work with good success; for the love of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.









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