THE Poets who have sung have not revealed
The great abiding purpose for which God
Has led again the Nations to the Field
Of Blood, through w^hich our fathers ofttimes trod.
And we must wait; for unto them alone
The Truth is naked who themselves, ahead
Of all their fellow-men, away have thrown
Their Life, and on the battlefield lie dead.
To them who thus to God have bared the Soul
Is shown the Truth, the Victory of Loss,
Of Sacrifice of all for God, the bowl
Which Jesus drained for man upon the Cross!
To them we turn, our lost, our best, our brave!
Yet should we hear though one rose from the grave
Galloway Kyle, ed. More Songs By the Fighting Men: Soldier Poets: Second Series. London: Erskine McDonald, Ltd, 1917.