I used Kipling yesterday> Recessional is an explicitly Christian poem. But the younger generation had been either become good modern athiests or were retrograde, AngloCqtholics or Catholids. We tend to forget that in their time the Inklings were the minority. From what I can find, John Spenser Muirhead had a good war, became a Birgadier, then a Lawyer, the Provost of Glasgow colleve, and a prominent legal academic. His poems were published in moderhist magaziens in the 1920s.
But this is not Christian. It is pagan. The rot started, in my view, before the first war.
THERE is a flame within me that has stood
Unmoved, untroubled through a mist of years,
Knowing nor love nor laughter, hope nor fears,
Nor foolish throb of ill, nor wine of good.
I feel no shadow of the winds that brood, 5
I hear no whisper of a tide that veers,
I weave no thought of passion, nor of tears,
Unfettered I of time, of habitude.
I know no birth, I know no death that chills;
I fear no fate nor fashion, cause nor creed, 10
I shall outdream the slumber of the hills,
I am the bud, the flower, I the seed:
For I do know that in whate’er I see
I am the part and it the soul of me.
John Sepncer Muirhead