Lord, guard and guide those who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky;
Be with them traversing the air
In darkening storms or sunshine fair;
You who support with tender might
The balanced birds in all their flight
Lord of the tempered winds, be near,
That, having you, they have no fear.
Control their minds with instinct fit,
Whene’er adventuring, they quit
The firm security of land;
Grant steadfast eye and skillful hand.
Aloft in solitudes of space
Uphold them with your saving grace
O God, protect those who fly
Through lonely ways beneath the sky.