Skip to comments.Memorial Day Hymn and Prayer
Posted on 05/28/2007 7:01:31 AM PDT by LibertyGirl77
Remember, Lord, the fallen Who died in fields of war, In flaming clouds, in screaming crowds, On streets that are no more, That we today might waken And greet this day in peace With grateful prayer for those who bear The storms that never cease.
Remember friends and strangers, And those forgotten now, Whose names are known to You alone, Before whose love we bow And ask that You surround them With mercy's endless light That they may live, and we forgive The foe they went to fight.
Remember, Lord, the living, Who bear the pain of loss -- A death she died who stood beside Her Son upon the cross. Remember all Your children, The dead and those who weep, And make us one beneath the sun Where love will never sleep.
O God, in the death of Your only Son, You gave life to the world. Your love transcends the tragedies we create through conflict, the losses we endure, and above all the death we dread and mourn. Raise up in joy all those who have died in the Armed Forces, and grant peace to the world, through the mercy You have shown us in Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen.
Well, the formatting didn’t quite work, but hopefully you get the idea.
Thanks, nice post.
Great poem. I would like to see more.
It’s from Magnificat magazine, a devotional magazine that follows the lectionary. Their website is www.magnificat.com.
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