O God, Who loved His only Son,
Hear Thou this earnest prayer
Which faithful offer for their sons
Far somewhere way out there;
O watch and keep them every one
Who roam by land and sea;
We know that some will not return,
Let mine come back to me!
Yet should it be Thy will Divine
That mine falls by the way,
Help me, O God! to stay serene
and never cease to pray.
And those who suffer cruel pain
or death, or hearts that break,
Remember Christ was innocent
yet suffered for our sake.
So give us grace to bear our trials
and Crosses upon the height;
But let us not forget the sons
of those still in the fight!