As the sun
sets on another day, Glowing softly in the west,
Please set a special place aside for our wonderful
country's best. For the selfless men and
women who knowingly give their all... Who stand guard
'round our banner...and shall never let it fall.
behind both spouse and child to protect and preserve our
land, They leave behind both hearth and home in service
great and grand.
heartache and hardship for an occasional word from home,
They endure sharp criticisms, and they often feel alone.
But Lord, please touch their souls tonight, somehow let
them know we care, That we're standing right behind
them, even when they're "Over There".
And Lord if they're wet and cold in the darkness
of a wild and rolling sea, Or sweltering in the desert
sands, and waiting patiently... If they're soaring
through the silver clouds, or standing guard out in the
If they're laughing, living, loving...or in
quiet, heartfelt pain.
Please, Lord tonight embrace
them, Soldiers, Sailors one and all, For they dearly
love their country, and they daily give their all For
the young airman away from home, for the first time in
his life, And the officer far away, from his children
and his wife.
To the women dressed in olive drab instead of skirts
or jeans, Because when you say "Patriot"...they can tell
you what it means. And Lord, if before this night is
through, Heaven's Gate should open wide, And a soldier,
airman, sailor or marine should step inside, If he
straightens to attention with a clicking of his boot,
And proudly states his presence with a textbook sharp
salute, Embrace him, Lord...and love him...in Your great
and perfect way
For he was one of the best, dear
Lord...the Pride of the