The fire-mans prayer

When I am called to duty god

Wherever flames may rage,
Give me strength to save some life
Whatever be it's age.
Help me embrace a little child
Before it is to late,
Or save an older person from
The horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
To give the best in me,
To guard my every neighbour
And protect his property.
If, according to my fate
I am to lose my life,
Please bless with your protecting hand
My children and my wife.