God speed the day!: when might and right are one

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number AWM2016.30.28
Collection number 365
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Sheet Music
Physical description 5 Image/s captured
Maker Stroud, Arthur
Leigh, Fred W
Place made United Kingdom
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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'God Speed the Day! (When might and right are one)' was composed by Arthur Stroud with words by Fred W. Leigh. This copy was published by Francis, Day and Hunter in 1917. The lyrics seek divine aid to speed the day when ‘war no more shall cloud Thy sun.’
This copy of the music originally belonged to Private Ernest Alfred Nicholls and features his name at the top of the first page. It is part of a collection of sheet music that was donated to the Memorial in 1971, and is symbolic of the concerts, theatre and other musical performances that Australian soldiers took in whilst on leave in London during the First World War.