April Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 9
Webelos Outdoorsman & Handyman
Tiger Big Ideas 16 & 17
PRAYERS & POEMS FOR SCOUTERS
A Cowboy's Prayer
Capital Area Council
Lord, I've never lived where churches grow.
creation better as it stood
you finished it so long ago.
looked upon your work and called it good.
that others might find You in the light
sifted down through tinted window panes,
I seem to feel You near tonight.
be easy on the man that's down;
be square and generous with all.
careless sometimes, Lord, when I'm in town,
never let them say I'm mean or small!
as big and open as the plains,
honest as the hoss between my knees,
the wind that blows behind the rains,
the hawk that circles down the breeze!
you, Lord, that I am placed so well,
made my freedom so complete;
no slave to whistle, clock, or bell,
weak-eyed prisoner of wall and street.
me live my life as I've begun
me work that is open to the sky;
a pardner of the wind and sun,
won't ask a life that's soft or high.
me, Lord, if sometimes I forget.
about the reasons that are hid.
understand the things that gall and fret;
me better than my mother did.
keep an eye on all that's done and said
right me, sometimes, when I turn aside,
guide me on the long, dim trail ahead
stretches upward toward the Great Divide.
A Cowboy's Prayer
on Roy Rogers resting place
I reckon I'm not much just by myself;
to do a lot of things I ought to do, but Lord
trails are steep and pass is high, help me ride
straight the whole way through, and in the falling
get the final call - I do not care how many flowers
send - above all else the happiest trail will be for
say to me, "Lets Ride My Friend."
Rogers November 5, 1911 - July 6, 1998
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