Keep the Home Fires Burning

(Till the Boys Come Home.)

They have heard the call for service
In the world war for the free;
They have left the home fires burning,
As they sail across the sea.
Give them cheers and smiles and blessings,
As the soldiers swing away,
To assist the God of battles,
Bring to earth a glad new day.

REFRAIN.
Keep the home fires burning,
While your hearts are yearning;
Though our boys are far away,
They dream of home.
There’s a silver lining
Through the dark cloud shining;
Turn the dark cloud inside out,
Till the boys come home.

While they toil and fight and suffer,
Far away from home and friend,
We will keep the home fires burning,
Till they triumph in the end;
Lord of hosts, hold Thou them precious,
In the hollow of Thy hand,
And bring in the holy era
Of sweet peace in every land.

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