Edgar Albert Guest

(20 August 1881 - 5 August 1959 / Birmingham / England)

A Battle Prayer - Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

God of battles, be with us now:
Guard our sons from the lead of shame,
Watch our sons when the cannons flame,
Let them not to a tyrant bow.

God of battles, to Thee we pray:
Be with each loyal son who fights
In the cause of justice and human rights,
Grant him strength and lead the way.

God of battles, our youth we give
To the battle line on a foreign soil,
To conquer hatred and lust and spoil;
Grant that they and their cause shall live.

Comments about A Battle Prayer by Edgar Albert Guest

  • Ahmad Husain (1/10/2016 12:00:00 PM)

    I liked this poem very much. This poem is very suitable for the current situation in the contemporary world. May the God help those people who fight and strive to defeat hatred and lust and defend Human Rights. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

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