Charles Ball
Michael J Tinker

Laura, do not fret
But I lie among the wounded
What you feared has happened to me
But my spirit will not be defeated.

How I pray for you
Safe passage upon this earth
May our Lord grant you peace and health
And a trust in him first

Oh Lord, watch over my loved ones
May they grow strong and free
And may the day come quick that unites us
So we trust in thee

Charles, you are in our prayers
Every night before we go down to bed
Your daughter asks of the Lord
To dry the tears that her mummy sheds

I tried to come and see you
My request has been denied
How I long to hold you in my arms
And be there by your side

Oh Lord, watch over my loved one
May he be strong and free
And may the day come quick that unites us
So we trust in thee

Oh Laura, the pain gets worse
It seems to be no longer my choice
My regret is that I can’t see you
And hear your beautiful voice

Take good care of our daughter
Teach her well and kiss her for me
If she grows to be half the woman you are
How proud of her you will be

Oh Lord, watch over my loved ones
May they grow strong and free
And may the day come quick that unites us
So we trust in thee

Oh Lord, watch over my loved one
I know he’ll run strong and free
Come quick the day that unites us
When we’ll live with thee