Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Requiescat In Pace

Petty Officer Michael Monsoor
The Navy Hymn

Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep,
Its own appointed limits keep.

Oh hear us when we cry to Thee,
For those in peril on the sea! Amen.
Eternal Father, lend Thy grace
To those with wings who fly thro' space,
Thro wind and storm, thro' sun and rain,
Oh bring them safely home again.

Oh Father, hear an humble prayer,
For those in peril in the air! Amen.

Oh Trinity of love and pow'r,
Our brethren shield in danger's hour,
From rock and tempest, fire and foe,
Protect them where so e'er they go.

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee
Glad hymns of praise from land and sea! Amen.
(Photo from FoxNews. Happened to be walking by the tv when they showed the ceremony - the President cried openly alongside PO Monsoor's parents. So did I.)


Terry Nelson said...

He is so awesome!

DigiHairshirt said...

God rest his soul - a local OC boy, too.

I read the story of the ceremony this morning, only to go to work and find out via email that one of my friends from law school was killed in Iraq over the weekend. Kit, see my blog and if you have time, offer a prayer for a fellow lawyer, will you?

KitBrookside said...

Steph - ANYTHING for you! I am so sorry about your friend...