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Hymn To A Raider Priest

By: Elmer Mapes – 2nd Raider Battalion

From the halls of great cathedrals
To the makeshift jungle Mass
He has served his Lord in every place
As the bravest in his class.

Where the Raiders of Marines had fought
He was there in combat hot
Blessing him who gave his very life
Calming wounded on the spot.

Through the inspiration of this priest
Raiders all were at their best
He has carried on, though last to fight
He has passed his every test.

If the army and the navy
Ever look on heaven’s scenes
They will find our Padre Redmond
Greeting all his beloved Marines.