Leaves on this Family Tree

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Images and Melodies

This song, 
and and images of Jesus with his lambs, 
have been going through my head 
ever since I heard of the news from Newtown, Connecticut.

I can't grasp what has happened, 
but my faith let's me know I shall see heaven when I die.



"LISTEN TO THE LAMBS
" 

from « American Negro Songs »
by J. W. Work, 1940



Listen to the lambs
All a-crying
Listen to the lambs
All a-crying
Listen to the lambs
All a-crying
I want to go to Heaven when I die

 Come on sister with your ups and downs
Want to go to Heaven when I die
Angels waiting for to give you a crown
Want to go to Heaven when I die

 Come on sister and don’t be shame
Want to go to Heaven when I die
Angels waiting for to write your name
Want to go to Heaven when I die

 Mind out brother how you walk the cross
Want to go to Heaven when I die
Foot might slip and your soul get lost
Want to go to Heaven when I die

1 comment:

  1. Oh Paula, what a terribly sad incident; and the first song that came to MY mind, as I thought of the surviving families, was from Les Miserables, "Empty Chairs and Empty Tables". I just don't know how they're going to face the holidays now, and my heart truly breaks for their losses. My thoughts now are that our legislators should perhaps not only focus on the issue gun control, but on the issue of mental health.. Awareness, and access to help for those who need it. ~tina

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