20 Brothers In Arms

Lest We Forget

We Said A Little Prayer Today

We said a little prayer today

A prayer for mates who died

And no one here’s ashamed to say

There’s been some tears we’ve cried

For good mates full of zest for life

Cut down while in their prime

Amid the war’s furore and strife

Now gone before their time

 We said a little prayer today

For all their families

And asking Lord for strength that they

Can bear their sadness, please!

For Parents who have lost a son

And Kids who lost their dad

And wives who’ve lost beloved ones

So tragic Lord, so sad

 We said a little prayer today

For strength and courage for

The mates and colleagues who must stay

Away to fight this war

We’re sure they’re sad to lose their friends

So help them bear the strain

That when one day this fighting ends

This cost won’t be in vain

We said a little prayer today

For those who sacrifice

Their lives in service in the fray

To pay our freedom’s price

O help us God to realize

As tears flow for the lost

Our Peace and freedom is the prize

That’s won at such a cost


Jim Cosgrove 2010