Amish Mourn (Somewhere
In The USA)
Words & Music: Pat Drummond.
In memory of Marian Fisher, 13; Anna Mae Stoltzfus, 12; Naomi
Ebersol, 7, and sisters Mary Liz Miller, 8, and Lena Miller,
Dateline: 3/10/2006 Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania
'Just when I thought compassion had been
lost without a trace, one vast act of forgiveness swept a world
of hate away.'
A song in praise of the extraordinary Christian response shown
by the Amish community in the USA in the week after the gun massacre
of their children in a Nickel Mines, Penn. School.
It was just another story from the other
side of the world
senseless violence took the lives of five sweet little girls
Lena, Marian and Mary, Naomi and Anna Mae
and the headline read, "Somewhere in the USA!"
Carl Roberts was the milkman Marie, she was his bride
Something dark began to grow in him the day their daughter died
He was a timebomb tickin' down Pennsylvania way
and they sold him a gun somewhere in the USA!
(He said)"Those Amish must crazy, They're Livin' in the
back in the horse and buggy days ... Well that ain't gonna last
God don't care about you! He's lost in yesterday
They're gonna wake pretty soon and find it's true somewhere in
When he came into the classroom they had just come in from play
he was carrying a demon and a handgun someone made
In the terror and screaming he blew their world away
and then he killed himself somewhere in the USA!
Where can't I find Compassion, Lord? Why can't I see Your face?
On days like these it seems it's dissappeared without a trace
Oh, Is there any goodness left within the human race
Somewhere deep inside of me I heard a small voice say
"Yes there is ....
Somewhere in the USA"
They were standing by his graveside with his children and his
They were asking God's forgiveness for the man who'd killed their
They were starting up a Trust Fund for the kids he'd left behind
and through a rush of tears I realised that I'd been blind
And we who call for vengeance In our Prisons and your Wars
Measuring out Justice to the letter of the law
Well, the Letter of The Law
we're lookin' for's the letter 'L'
one simple letter seperates a heaven from our hell
We were laughing at the Amish but our laughter wasn't heard
They're weren't listening to The World,
They were Listening to 'The Word'....
Just when I thought Compassion had been lost without a trace
One vast act of forgiveness swept a world of hate away
Who'd have thought it from a Land where 'Payback' rules the day
But Miracles still happen if you're watching
Even In The USA
Yes Miracles still happen if you want them
Even In The USA
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