Off this earth I leave behind
And soar god’s heavens
till our stars I find
And fence the towering clouds
With others of my kind.
Fear not if I should lose my way
Nor keep, keep sad hearts for my returning day.
Tis that I flew the heavens too high
and reached God’s guiding hand
and heard him answer my cry:
Your journeys done – now land.
Understood to have been written by Sgt. Alfred Burford Sleep, Air Bomber, 90 Squadron, Lancaster I LM128 WP-Y Killed 30th August 1944. Written, we understand, just two days before he was sadly killed – found in some papers. Submitted to Aircrew Remembered in January 2012 – with regret, Peter Overton failed to leave his email address where we could contact him further.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning we will remember
them. - Laurence
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