Song Name: Keep Them Safe

Songwriter: Denise Baxter-Yoder and Cindy Kleinstuber Blevins

Copyright: 2010

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Lyrics:

Verse

I woke up this morning long before dawn
He had packed all his gear yesterday
So we sat side by side, both mother and son
Before words could get in the way

Two cups of black coffee we drank every drop
On the porch while we watched the sun rise
My boy has grown up to be a fine young man
But it's still hard to say this goodbye

Chorus

Let our women and men
see their families again
May they come to no harm
Keep them safe, Keep them safe
Keep them safe til they're home, every one

Verse

I remember when my boys were young
They would wrestle and roll and play ball
Though their father was gone a lot of the time
He taught them about service and call

And I think of that now as we load up the car
My family standing beside
This brother has grown to be a fine young man
And it's still hard to say this goodbye

Chorus

Let our women and men
see their families again
May they come to no harm
Keep them safe, Keep them safe
Keep them safe til they're home, every one

Bridge

In my mind's eye I see all the years roll away
As a young wife I stood by the side
Of a military man in a freedom loving land
And it was hard telling him goodbye

So I know about soldiers who've gone off to war
When they'll come back we really can't say
But if love can protect them we'll see them once more
Until then we will pray every day

Chorus

Let our women and men
see their families again
May they come to no harm
Keep them safe, Keep them safe
Keep them safe til they're home, every one