A Space Pilot’s Farewell
By Peter James Crabtree
My final trip is done, my friend.
I’ve turned the final page.
The final scene has reached its end
On the final lighted stage.
I dared to brave the boundless deep
And reach the farthest star,
Yet though I had this vow to keep
We know not what we are.
O Blessed Savior, hear this cry
And bless these younger men
Who hold the heart and will to fly—
May the voyage start again!