The Soldier's Prayer


Help me to this toilsome day

Fulfill thy work in every way

To be the soldier thou wouldst be

In every thought and word and deed


Help me to my faith sustain

Thru cloud and sun and dry and rain

To go beyond what is required

When in fatigue my body's mired


Help me lift my fellow men

From any pit they may descend

To be there for the one unknown

Because your love on me is shown


When into battle we are sent

When then we make our grand ascent

Then take my spirit thus to thee

And keep me fighting valiantly


If through the day I do not live

If my last deed I finally give

Please send thy angels to retrieve

A soul that's ready now to leave