Whispered Prayer – © 1972 (song)

Be careful what you pray for. Written in Vietnam. The World I came home to as not the World I left.

Whispered Prayer – © 1972 (song)

I left my home and loved ones to fight a foreign war.
Every night would find me wondering if I’d see them any more.
How I hated every minute. Every hour seemed like years.
Every night would find me dreaming and wiping ‘way the tears.

Way across the sea in that land of many names
A whispering voice came softly to my ear.
It spoke of all the bodies, and it said I’d be the same
And each setting sun would give life to my fear.

(Chorus)
Oh God, let me live till I see home again.
Let me see her smiling face one more time.
God, don’t let me die till I see her again.
Let me feel her soft warm body close to mine.

The time had finally come when homeward I could turn
And that whispering voice could haunt me never more.
But my darlin’ wasn’t waiting, and I’d just begun to learn,
That home just wasn’t home any more.

(Chorus)
Oh God, let me live till I see home again.
Let me see her smiling face one more time.
God, don’t let me die till I see her again.
Let me feel her soft warm body close to mine.

Now lonely days I wander ‘cross this land I used to know,
And silent nights will find me fighting tears.
How I wish I could stop searching, but the gentle breezes blow,
And returns a whispered prayer to my ears.

(Chorus)
Oh God, let me live till I see home again.
Let me see her smiling face one more time.
God, don’t let me die till I see her again.
Let me feel her soft warm body close to mine.

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