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Lord, Guard and Guide the Men Who Fly 149
For Airmen
Mary C. D. Hamilton, 1915 Henry Baker, 1852

1.Lord,guard and guide the men who fly
Thro' the great spaces of the sky;
Be with them traversing the air
In darkening storms or sunshine fair.
2.Thou who doth keep with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight,
Thou of the tempered winds, be near,
That, having thee, they know no fear.
3.Control their minds with instinct fit
What time, adventuring, they quit
The firm security of land;
Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand.
4.Aloft in solitudes of space,
Uphold them with thy saving grace.
O God,protect the men that fly
Thro'lonely ways beneath the sky. Amen.