From the recording QUIET IN THE COURTROOM

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CERTAIN PEOPLE APPEAR

As I reflect upon the years
That I have spent upon this earth,
I pause to wipe away the tears –
Tears for death and tears for birth.

I’ve worked for others all my life
And tried to do my best.
I’ve toiled for bosses and my wife –
I hope I’ve passed the test.

Certain people appear
When you need them the most.
These four words call them near:
Father, Son, Holy Ghost.
These four words call them near:
Father, Son, Holy Ghost.

We are all just walking shadows,
Mere puffs of mortal wind.
For a moment, our candle glows;
For death we are destined.

Sometimes, I think that I alone
Have known sorrow and grief,
But, time and time again, I’m shown
Everyone seeks relief.

No god forged from metal
Or carved from cedar wood
Can save you or settle
All of your accounts for good.

Don’t look down and don’t look back;
There’s nothing there for you.
Don’t let yourself get sidetracked;
Stay the course and stay true.

And when your life is finished,
And your race has been run,
Pray that it’s not diminished
By anything you’ve done.

Certain people appear
When you need them the most.
These four words call them near:
Father, Son, Holy Ghost.

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