It happened yom kippur as they were praying.
A truck pulled up, the sergeant was saying,
"A war broke out, we need all our men,
To serve l'man'an hashem."
Young Mottel turned 'round to his father beside him.
"Father, advise me before I go fight them.
Give me a berachah, I should have hatzlocho,
And let's hope we meet once more."
"Oh! Mottel, my son, do not be dejected.
If you have a mezuzah, you'll be protected.
Set aside time during each day
To study our torah and pray.
Speak to the soldiers that will be with you.
Teach them b'chol drochecho do-alhu,
Hashem yishmor tzayscho safe and secure,
Until you'll be with us once more."