Keepers of Your Flame Lyrics

Keepers of Your Flame

© Charlie Ball

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We will be the keepers of your flame
We will be the tellers of your story
And when we too have grown
With children of our own
We promise they’ll remember you by name

1) We cannot change what’s done and gone before
We cannot stop the years from intervening
We cannot bring the dead back home from war
But we can give them voice and give them meaning (oh…)

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2) Come sit with us in quiet contemplation
Come spend with us the rest that you have earned
Come share the wisdom of your generation
Come teach to us the lessons that you learned (then…)

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3) You stood your watch with grim determination
Honor was your compass in the night
Loyalty, your solemn obligation
And courage, your companion in the fight (now…)

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4) Now we thank you for your gift of every morning
For every day with freedom – and we swear…
Your pain and sacrifice will be our warning
Your spoken names will be our evening prayer (for…)

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