Monday, November 11, 2013

Freedom-song





Lay down your weapons
And still the war-cry
Bring home our daddies, sons, daughters
Bombs cannot bring it
Though more millions die
Look to our fallen fore-fathers

Ah, where is freedom
And what is its key?
Is there a balm for our sorrow?
Goodness and mercy
And true liberty
Cannot wait until tomorrow

Lift up the tears
Of the innocent child
Look at the face of the fallen
Where is the freedom
For which heroes died?

Sing a new song
Let the whole world join in
Fill every hollow and hunger
Freedom is Love
Ah, and love is the key
To peace in a world without borders

Lay down the bag-pipes
Sing a new song
Let TAPS ring for joy and not sorrow
Look long into
The face of a child
Let’s give them a better tomorrow

So,
Lay down your weapons
And still the war-cry
Bring home our daddies, sons, daughters
Bombs cannot bring it
Though more millions die
Look to our fallen fore-fathers

© Janet Martin

Remember to remember...and never forget
Freedom is never free!
Remember to pray for those hoping yet
For its blessed liberty

 

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