This prayer is sung from the perspective of an American parent whose son in the Armed Forces is leaving for war.

Lyrics

I'm On My Knees Today

Words and music by Jimmy Flynn
© 2006 James R. Flynn
All rights reserved

DEAR LORD, I'M ON MY KNEES TODAY.               
DEAR LORD, OH HEAR ME PLEASE, I PRAY.
MY DEAR SON I NOW PRAY FOR
ON THIS DAY HE LEAVES FOR WAR.
PLEASE BLESS HIS STEPS AND GUIDE HIS WAY.

DEAR LORD, WITH ALL MY HEART I PRAY
THAT WHILE MY BOY'S SO FAR AWAY
YOU WILL KEEP HIM SAFE FROM HARM
'TIL I HOLD HIM IN MY ARMS.
I'M ON MY KNEES TODAY.

LET US PRAY FOR PEACE TODAY.
LET US PRAY FOR PEACE TODAY.

DEAR LORD, HIS LIFE HAS JUST BEGUN.
DEAR LORD, WHAT MIGHT MY BOY BECOME?
LORD, THIS WAR WILL NOT BE WON
IF I LOSE MY PRECIOUS SON.
I PRAY THAT DAY WILL NEVER COME.

DEAR LORD, FOR WORLDWIDE PEACE WE PRAY.
DEAR LORD, MAKE ALL WARS CEASE TODAY.
LORD, I'VE PRAYED "...THY WILL BE DONE..."
BUT LORD PLEASE DON'T TAKE MY SON.
I'M ON MY KNEES TODAY.
I'M ON MY KNEES TODAY.

                       Words and music by
                       Jimmy Flynn ©

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