PATRIOTISM AND DEMOCRACY
|'||Lord, Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly 149|
(QUEBEC. L. M.)
|Mary C. D. Hamilton, 1915||Henry Baker, 1852|
Thro' the great spaces of the sky;
Be with them traversing the air
In darkening storms or sunshine fair.
The balanced birds in all their flight,
Thou of the tempered winds, be near,
That, having thee, they know no fear.
What time, adventuring, they quit
The firm security of land;
Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand.
Uphold them with thy saving grace.
O God,protect the men that fly
|O Lord of Hosts, Almighty King||150|
Behold the sacrifice we bring :
To every arm thy strength impart ;
Thy Spirit shed through every heart.
The holy faith that warmed our sires ;
Thy hand hath made our nation free ;
To die for her is serving thee.
The midnight snare, the silent foe ;
And when the battle thunders loud,
Still guide us in its moving cloud.
In thy dread Name we draw the sword,
We lift the starry flag on high
That fills with light our stormy sky.
Guard thou its folds till peace shall reign,
Till fort and field, till shore and sea,
Join our loud anthem,—Praise to thee.