Guests in Eden

We pray for those­--
In danger tonight
Who make no prayer
For themselves.

We pray for those--
Appointed to die
Upon the sea,
Or among the stars,
Or face to face
With the enemy
On the earth beneath.
Grant that they
May not die alone,
But that their Lord
May be with them
Unto the End--
­ According to
Thy Promise.

We pray that not one soul
Of any creed or nation,
Giving up the life
Thou hast given him
May be lost.
Grant unto them
A place of Eternal light,
And of Eternal Fulfilment!


(Reprinted from Phi Delta Gamma Journal)

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