Soldiers Kill, for That Is Their Profession

Music: Voluntarie.
By William Byrd. Sequenced by
John Sankey.

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Nicholas Gordon

Soldiers kill, for that is their profession,
Or die, for those are soldiers that they face.
Let us honor, then, the unmarked grace
Death bestows on those in its possession.
If the cause is just, soldiers will
Embody what the nation holds most dear,
Rendering our peril in their fear,
Serving our survival when they kill.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

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