God be With Our Boys Tonight
Brave eyes that look’d so tenderly,
Where are you now today?
Sad were our thoughts at break of dawn
After you went away.
Loud sang the lark o’er fields of gold,
High in the heav’n above.
Winter along within our hearts
Calling for you we love.
O, waiting heart, I cannot tell
How dark and long the lane!
Only I know that time will bring
Our dear ones back again
Safe to a home of peace and light,
Across the furthest sea.
May God be with our boys tonight
Wherever they may be.
Brave ones who answer’d your country’s call,
How could we let you go? Out of the sunshine of our souls
Save that we love you so.
There is a place within our hearts
No one on earth may fill,
Someday at last you’ll come back to us,
Watching and longing still.