Posted by MIKE GARVEY on November 14, 2008 at 20:38:42:
In Reply to: World War/Rememberance Day posted by Bernard J. Halligan on November 12, 2008 at 16:50:53:
THE SOLDIER'S PRAYER
Stay with me ,God. The night is dark.
The night is cold. My little spark of courage dies. The night is long.
Be with me, God,and make me strong.
I love a game,I love a fight. I hate the dark,I love the light. I love my child, I love my wife.
I am no coward. I love life.Life with its change of mood and shade,I want to live,I'm not afraid,But me and mine are hard to part- Oh, unknown God, lift up your heart.We were alone and hope had fled.We loved our country and our dead,And could not shame them, so we stayed the course,and were not much afraid. Dear God, that nightmare road! And then that sea! We got there ... We were men. My eyes were blind, my feet were torn, My soul sang like a bird at dawn! I knew that Death is but a door. I knew what we were fighting for: Peace for the kids, our brothers freed, A kinder world, a cleaner breed. I'M but the son my mother bore, A simple man, and nothing more. But- God of strength and gentleness be pleased to make me nothing less.Help me, O God,when death is near to mock the haggard face of fear, That when i fall- if fall i must-My soul may triumph in the dust.
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