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The LSO's Prayer

    Behind the boat.The LSO is my shepherd, I shall not crash

    He maketh me land on grey runways:

    He waveth me off rough waters, he restoreth my confidence

    He leadeth me to safe landing for his name's sake

    Yea, though I come stalling into the groove at sixty knots, I shall fear no evil, for thou art with me - thy word and thy paddles, they comfort me.

    Thou preparest a deck before me in the presence of mine enemies, thou attacheth my hook to a wire; my deckspace runneth over.

    Surely, safety and caution shall follow me all my days in the fleet, and I will dwell in a fool's paradise forever.

    (Author unknown; photo courtesy of Kenneth E. Davidson)