Edgar Albert Guest

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

A Creed - Poem by Edgar Albert Guest

Lord let me not in service lag.
Let me be worthy of our flag.
Let me remember when I'm tired,
The sons heroic who have died.

In freedom's name and in my way,
Teach me to be as brave as they.
In all I am, in all I do,
Unto our flag I would be true.

For God and country let me stand,
Unstained of soul, clean of hand.
Teach me to serve and guard and love,
The starry flag that flies above.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 11, 2014



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