November 11, 2013


I honour these, Lord, whose life gave mine
their sacrifice is too great a debt to return
I honour them for their love for man
so doing, I honour Your far greater love
for they were men, steeped in sin as I
the evil that they fought in them as well
but You, You had no sin, no internal evil
to defeat and fought a foe far greater
and in Your triumph gave me this life
far greater than their gift to me

to both these men and You I owe my life
all I am is all I have to give in thanks
in a gratitude that shall outlive my death