Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Here you will find the Poem Toast For The Men Of Eidsvold of poet Bjornstjerne Bjornson

Toast For The Men Of Eidsvold

'Twas then this land of ours we drew
From centuries of ice and sorrow,
And let it of the sun's warmth borrow,
And law and plow brought order new;
We dug the wealth in mountain treasured,
Our stately ships the oceans measured,
And springtime thoughts were free to run
As round the Pole the midnight sun.

And still with God we'll conquer, hold:
Each plot reclaimed for harvest-reaping,
Each ship our sea takes to its keeping,
Each child-soul we to manhood mold,
Each spark of thought our life illuming,
Each deed to fruit of increase blooming,-
A province adds unto our land
And o'er our freedom guard shall stand.