Fire Chief's Prayer
I am called to many duties lord
and now I've been called home.
I've had to leave the ones I love
To stand before your throne.
I'll not complain, its not my way
But there are some things I'll ask.
And please , Lord, grant them to me
For the loved ones I hold fast.
I dare to ask because I know
How you've blessed in the past.
I've learned to trust in your grace, O Lord
That's how I've come this far.
So now, O God, I humbly pray
Hear this Fire Chief's prayer.
Bless my wife and family -- so often left alone,
They knew where I was going and Trusted you to bring me home.
Well, now I'm home and wait for them
Keep them within the faith -- that one day,
Someday, we'll be together in this place.
And O dear God, bless my men
I trained them as best I could.
I tried to do your will with them
and lead them as you would.
I need to know your with them Lord
Or else how can I stay
And peacefully enjoy this place of endless day.
This heaven where there is no night
No fire to kill and burn
I guess that's why its now my rest,
my place, my turn.
And Lord, be with my community
And keep it safe as it can be
For all its folks are special, and very dear to me.
They are all my friends, and by your grace
I served them as best I could.
So hear this Fire Chief's prayer, O Lord
And grant it please -- I already knew you would.