28th Infantry Division Prayer

 

Following the Division's return in 1945 from Europe to Camp Shelby, Mississippi, Major General Norman D. Cota decided the Division should have a prayer. The Division Chaplin was at a loss as to what to write, so Lieutenant Colonel William T. Train (USMA '31) tried his hand. Below is the result fot LTC Train's efforts, partially edited by BG Edmund D. Sebree, Assistant Division Commander.

Our Father, Creator of beauty and life
Spare this earth from wanton strife.
28th men, who through history long,
To thy Kingdom now belong,
Bless and abide with them there.

God in Heaven, Eternal Love,
Protect their homes with Grace from above;
Their loved ones, who Thy will endure,
Comfort their hearts, keep them secure,
Bless and abide with them here.

We, on earth, who await Thy call,
Help us to keep the Faith with all,
With banners high and hearts in line,
In Thy holy light my Keystone shine,
Bless and abide with us all.

Amen

 


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