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' Lord, Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly 149
For Airmen
Mary C. D. Hamilton,1915 Henry Baker,1852
  1. Lord,guard and guide the men who fly
    Thro' the great spaces of the sky;
    Be with them traversing the air
    In darkening storms or sunshine fair.
  2. Thou who doth keep with tender might
    The balanced birds in all their flight,
    Thou of the tempered winds, be near,
    That, having thee, they know no fear.
  3. Control their minds with instinct fit
    What time, adventuring, they quit
    The firm security of land;
    Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand.
  4. Aloft in solitudes of space,
    Uphold them with thy saving grace.
    O God,protect the men that fly
    Thro'lonely ways beneath the sky. Amen.

O Lord of Hosts, Almighty King 150
Army Hymn
  1. O Lord of hosts, Almighty King
    Behold the sacrifice we bring :
    To every arm thy strength impart ;
    Thy Spirit shed through every heart.
  2. Wake in our breasts the living fires,
    The holy faith that warmed our sires ;
    Thy hand hath made our nation free ;
    To die for her is serving thee.
  3. Be thou a pillared flame to show
    The midnight snare, the silent foe ;
    And when the battle thunders loud,
    Still guide us in its moving cloud.
  4. God of all nations, Sovereign Lord,
    In thy dread Name we draw the sword,
    We lift the starry flag on high
    That fills with light our stormy sky.
  5. From treason's rent, from murder's stain,
    Guard thou its folds till peace shall reign,
    Till fort and field, till shore and sea,
    Join our loud anthem,—Praise to thee.
     Oliver Wendell Holmes. 1861