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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.
Mr David Blake AMA, the Museum Curator of the Museum of Army Chaplaincy, kindly researched that this was introduced for the QARANC from 24th January 1955. It was approved by Victor Joseph Pike Chaplain-General in 1955
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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
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 The Churches One Foundation (Aruelia) which was composed by Samuel Sebastian Wesley, the brother of Methodist John Wesley. See
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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Mr David Blake AMA, the Museum Curator of the Museum of Army Chaplaincy, kindly provided the Collect for the QAIMNS (Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service) which was composed in 1930 by the Reverend Mathew Tobias CF. This was approved by A C E Jarvis, Chaplain-General in 1930.
Lord Jesus, whose blessed mother, with the
women who followed thee, stood in patient
watch beneath the cross of thy sinless
passion, uphold us, we pray thee, the sisters
of Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing
service, that we may patiently bear with the
afflicted and watch by the dying, as a pure
offering to thee, O lamb without spot,
The death of the Brotherhood will be avenged.
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