A Sailor's Prayer

A Sailor's Prayer Navy


Stock #: 459332
Type: Postcard
Era: Real Photo
Postmark: 1943 Sep-8
PM City: Great Lakes
PM State: IL
Stamp: Free
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. Grant no other sailor take my shoes and socks before I wake; Lord, guard me in my slumber and keep my hammock on it's number; may no clues nor lashings break and let me down before I wake. Keep me safely in thy sight and grant no fire drill tonight; and in the morning let me wake breathing scents of sirloin steak. God protect me in my dreams and make this better than it seems. Grant the time may swiftly fly when myself shall rest on high in a snowy feather bed where I long to rest my head far away from all these scenes and the smell of half done beans. Take me back into the land where they don't scrub down with sand; where no demon typhoon blows, where the women wash the clothes; God thou knowest all my woes - feed me in my dying thoes; Take me back I'll promise then never to leave home again. Four Years Later. Our Father who art in Washington, please, dear Father, let me sty. Do not drive me now away. Wipe away my scalding tears and let me stay for thirty years. Please forgive me all my past and things that happened at the mast. Do not my request refuse and let me stay another cruise.