The Great War

from Lest We Forget, an electronic edition

Called Up!

Give them a cheer as they march along!

A life is a life, so don't mistake

There's death to meet or a name to make.

Give them a cheer!

Give them a song as they take the way!

There's not a bird or a passing breeze

But mingles notes in the roadside trees,

Lilt of hope is a true heartease.

Give them a song !

Give them a prayer as you watch them go.

(May be lips have forgotten to pray.)

For right upheld to the end of the way,

For goal of peace at the set of the day,

Give them a prayer!