|Old Sarge ||
Posted 11-11-2002 at 14:35:31
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O Lord, Our God, Father of Mercy, in Thy hands are the souls of the living and dead. Thou art the Refuge of our souls, the strength of our lives, and our portion forever. We come to Thee, we trust in Thee; let us not be confounded nor dismayed. As our Comrades depart to be with Thee and we march on with broken rank help us to be faithful to their memory by noble consecration to their ideals.
O Heavenly Father, remember the souls of our departed comrades, weho have gone to their Eternal Home. O let their souls be bound up in the bond of life and may they rest in honor with fullness of joy in Thy presence. Bestow Thy Divine blessings and extend Thy healing power to our comrades who are still suffering the ravages of war. Bless our Comrades and all here assembled; impress us with Thy wisdom, and draw us unto Thee, O Lord and lift the burdened spirit of those whose hearts are heavy with sorrow over their loved ones, and may Thy comfort soothe their hearts as they remember on this day their revered and beloved kinfolk who have gone to their eternal rest.
Prepare, O God, we pray Thee, our hearts and minds while yet we tarry upon earth, and whenever we shall be called hence to join our comrades, afford us Thou strength to meet death without fear and bring us finally through Thy Grace unto the reunited comradeship of everlasting life. Unto Thee, be all the Glory, forever and ever. Amen.