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Kelly posted 12-03-2001 01:11 AM ET (US)   Profile for Kelly   Send Email to Kelly  
I know this isn't about Whalers, but Jim's post reminded me of a compilation of poems that my father put together while he was a POW in Germany after his B-17 was shot down. I thought this one was meaningful considering our current military activities.

A Prison Prayer

Lord guard and guide the men who fly,
Through the great spaces of the sky.
Protect them as they take the air,
In morning light and sunshine fair.

Eternal Father strive to save,
Give them courage and make them brave.
Protect them where so ever they go,
From shell and flak, and fire and foe.

Most loved member of the crew,
Ride with them up in the blue.
Drop their bombs upon the foe,
But shelter those whom thou doest know.

Guide them well upon their way,
Grant their work success today.
Protect them from hate and sin,
Bring them safely down again.

Lord guide and guard the men who fly,
Through their lonely way across the sky.

Author Unknown - From the walls of a solitary cell in a Budapest Prison


JoeH posted 12-03-2001 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeH  Send Email to JoeH     
Eternal Father Strong To Save was a hymn we sang in Boot Camp.(San Deigo, 1987 Semper Fi!) Don't remember all the verses, maybe this poem is from one of the verses? I've only seen it in military song books. Lets pray this generation can gain comfort from it like I'm sure your father did.

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