When I start my tour of duty God, Wherever crimemay be, as Iwalkthe darkened streets alone, Let me be closeto thee. Please give meunderstanding with both the young andold. Let melisten withattention until their story's told. Let me never make a judgment in arash orcallousway, but let meholdmy patiencelet eachman have his say. Lordif some dark and dreary night, I mustgivemy life, Lord,with your everlastingLove protectmy children and my wife.