Saturday, June 24, 2006

LOVED THIS


The soldier stood and faced God Which must always come to pass He hoped his shoes were shining Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forward now, you soldier, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My Church have you been true?
" The soldier squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't Because those of us who carry guns Can't always be a saint. I've had to work most Sundays And at times my talk was tough, And sometimes I've been violent, Because the world is awfully rough. But, I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep... Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep, And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear, And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears. I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here, They never wanted me around Except to calm their fears. If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand, I never expected or had too much, But if you don't, I'll understand." There was a silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod As the soldier waited quietly, For the judgment of his God, "Step forward now, you soldier, You've borne your burdens well, Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell."

5 comments:

Michelle said...

I've read that before, but I love it. It gave me chills.

Debby said...

Awesome..............

Courtney said...

Wow. That is so awesome. I wish I could shove that in some peoples faces that don't support the soldiers but you really can't reason with those people.

michelle said...

Ah Court that was so good! Thanks for sharing it! I am sorry that we did not get to come see you. But we will do it. So sorry you have been feeling crummy, I hope it gets better for you. Remember you are loved!

Emily said...

Hey -- not to cheapen your great post... but what did you thik of the movies you watched the other night? I've heard good things about both but seen neither. Hugs!