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Monday, May 25, 2015

Lest We Forget


Lest We Forget

See how the little children play
Always a game of war;
Never do they realize
What's gone before.
How can the debt be paid 
To those warriors they never met?
Many died for them to live
Lest we forget.

From every walk they came to give,
From every corner too,
Gathered to defend the right for me and you.
They fought alone in clear blue sky,
Trench, and the salty spray,
Strangers all to those they spared who live today.

We shall remember; we will recall
Heroes who gave their lives, answering the call.

Give them the peace in Heaven, Lord,
They were denied on earth;
Father, rest their souls on high -
Such is their worth.
We who remain to gather here, 
Sad that they're lost, but yet,
They'll have life within our hearts,
Lest we forget.

Lord, hear our voices raised in song:
Praise be to Thee on high;
Help us in our hour of need when it comes nigh;
Show them, O Lord, that nothing's changed
After the battle's won;
In the stillness, let me hide;
Thy will be done.

We shall remember; we will recall
Heroes who gave their lives, answering the call.

This cannot be the path of man.
How could it ever be? 
For the way of loneliness is hard to see.
Let not the lives of those who've passed
Dim, though their sun has set. 
Father, hear us here on earth;
Lest we forget.

               - Peter Buchanan