What shall we pray for those who died?

Words by John Bell. Tune: Kingston

1. What shall we pray for those who died
those on whose death our lives relied?
Silenced by war but not denied,
God give them peace.

2. What shall we pray for those who mourn
friendships and love, their fruit unborn?
Though years have passed, hearts still are torn;
God give them peace.

3. What shall we pray for those who live
tied to the past they can’t forgive.
haunted by terrors they relive?
God give them peace.

4. What shall we pray for those who know
nothing of war, and cannot show
grief or regret for friend or foe?
God give them peace.

5. What shall we pray for those who fear
war, in some guise, may reappear
looking attractive and sincere?
God give them peace.

6.God give us peace and, more than this,
show is the path where justice is;
and let us never be remiss
working for peace that lasts.