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Who's Gonna Dry Her Eyes (lyrics)

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zaaclindsay
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Ottawa Ontario


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In a run down ratty little two room
on the no luck side of town,
Sarah’s curled up cryin'
with her baby in her arms.

She never meant for things to turn out
the way her mama said they would.
Now her boyfriend’s gone,
and she can’t go home,
no matter how she wish she could.

We always say the mission field’s
across the ocean.
We send our money over there,
and just can’t help but smile

We always say the mission field’s
across the ocean
We send our money over there,
but who’s gonna dry her eyes?

Miss Johnson lived her whole life
lovin’ Jesus with a smile.
She'd give her last dime
if she had it,
and had a kiss for every child

But it seems the church forgot her
When her husband up and died.
She hits her knees prayin’, wonderin’
if the food will last this time

We always say the mission field’s
across the ocean.
We send our money over there,
and wake up with a smile.

We always say the mission fields
across the ocean.
We send our money over there,
but who’s gonna dry her eyes?

Mary’s dad knows she’s got problems,
but he just don’t understand.
She got a razor in her bedroom
and you can bet she’s got a plan.

He don’t see her soul’s been bleeding
since her mama passed away.
And in the dead of night she’s cryin',
as she’s rollin’ up her sleeves.

We always say the mission field’s
across the ocean.
We send our money over there,
and just can’t help but smile

We always say the mission field’s
across the ocean
We send our money over there,
but who’s gonna dry her eyes?
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Joyce Johnson
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Washington State


1 posted 08-15-2009 08:22 PM       View Profile for Joyce Johnson   Email Joyce Johnson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Joyce Johnson

The Mission fields do need our money and we can look around at home to find needs just as great.  That is why we must work together to try to cover all of the bases.  Very perceptive writing.  Joyce
zaaclindsay
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since 08-12-2009
Posts 111
Ottawa Ontario


2 posted 08-17-2009 10:58 AM       View Profile for zaaclindsay   Email zaaclindsay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for zaaclindsay

I know this piece may seem a little harsh, but at the time I was attending a church whose pride and focus was on overseas missions, whilst the neighborhood and town were in desperate need of help spiritual and otherwise.

It wasn't meant as a chastisement, but only a reminder that the Bible also speaks of taking care of your own back yard.

zaac
Lighthousebob
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California


3 posted 09-24-2009 01:32 PM       View Profile for Lighthousebob   Email Lighthousebob   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Lighthousebob's Home Page   View IP for Lighthousebob

Whew! What a tear jerker. So true that there are so many, many needs right here in our very own communities and there has never been more of a desperate time than now to move closer and to be more committed to God.

Thank you for sharing and God bless,

-Bob



 
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