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Thread #27083   Message #667815
Posted By: wysiwyg
12-Mar-02 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Songs of the Louvin Brothers
Subject: Add: FAMILY WHO PRAYS 2
Thanks, Michael!

Here is the version of FAMILY WHO PRAYS we will use in our church. I shifted the emphasis just slightly to make it about the whole family of God, in heaven, and the truth that in life, nothing can really separate us from the love of God.



Louvin Brothers; edited and additional verse by Susan O. Hinton

The family who prays will never be parted.
Their circle in heaven unbroken shall stand!
God will say, "Welcome, my good faithful servant,
To the family of saints who never shall part."

Wars and tornadoes are taking our loved ones,
Leaving us tearful with sad, aching hearts.
But we shall join them over the river--
For the family who prays never shall part.

Satan has parted one from another,
Filling their hearts with his envy and hate,
Aiding their pathway down to destruction,
Leaving them acting like orphans who've strayed.

Families surround us who don't know our Savior,
And prayer is no part of their lives and their way.
When we adopt them, as we were adopted,
God's family grows closer to Him day by day.