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In the Arms of Angels

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August 12, 2006
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When eight-year-old Belle Richards disobeys her father, she puts herself and her baby brother in grave danger.

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In the Arms of Angels

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  • CHOIR SINGING
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  • (BELLE) LIFE IS LESSONS--
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  • LIFE IS TROUBLES--
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  • LEARNING OBEDIENCE, MAY BE LIFE'S HARDEST LESSON OF ALL.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • [BIRDS] CHRIP, CHRIP
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  • [SHEEP NOISES]
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  • [ROOSTER] COCK-A-DOODLE-DO
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  • THWAK
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  • THWAK
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  • THWAK
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  • THWAK
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  • THWAK
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  • NOW?
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  • THWAK
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  • NOW?
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  • THWAK
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  • NOW.
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  • MUSIC
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  • PA SAYS, NOW!
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  • PA SAYS, NOW!
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  • (BELLE) THE GUM WAS RUNNING ON THE PINE TREES
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  • AND IT WAS FINALLY TIME FOR OUR FAMILY
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  • TO SPEND AN AFTERNOON TOGETHER COLLECTING IT.
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  • PA SAYS, NOW!
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  • PA SAYS, NOW!
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  • (BELLE) IT WAS FOR ME,
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  • THE MOST EXCITING DAY OF THE SUMMER.
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  • MUSIC
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  • IT WAS A TIME TO LEAVE WORK BEHIND FOR A FEW HOURS,
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  • WHILE WE GATHERED WHAT BECAME OUR CHEWING GUM...
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  • BARBARA!
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  • IF I HADN'T BEEN SO EXCITED BY IT ALL,
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  • I THINK I WOULD HAVE KNOWN SOMETHING WAS WRONG
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  • THE MOMENT PAPA PULLED ME ASIDE.
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  • BELLE... BELLE
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  • BELLE!
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  • (BELLE) HE SAID THAT MOTHER HAD THE BABY TO LOOK OUT FOR
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  • AND JOE WAS TOO LITTLE FOR THE TRIP,
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  • SO I NEEDED TO STAY HOME AND TEND TO HIM.
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  • SOFT MUSIC
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  • THERE WAS NO ARGUING WITH MY FATHER.
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  • BUT I WAS DEVASTATED.
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  • I HAD HELPED FIX THE LUNCH
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  • AND MADE SHORTBREAD FOR A TREAT.
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  • TO BE LEFT BEHIND,
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  • WAS MORE THAN MY LITTLE HEART COULD BEAR.
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  • SOFT MUSIC
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  • [WHEEL SOUNDS]
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  • THERE ARE TIMES IN EVERYONE'S LIFE
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  • WHEN YOU FEEL YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN
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  • THE SHORT END OF THE STICK...
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  • AND I BELIEVE THAT AT THOSE TIMES,
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  • WE NEED TO ACCEPT THE SITUATION,
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  • PULL OURSELVES UP BY THE BOOTSTRAPS
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  • AND MOVE ON.
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  • BUT ON THAT DAY IN 1885,
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  • I HAD NOT YET LEARNED THAT LESSON.
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  • NOR DID I WANT TO...
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  • BECAUSE I HAD AN IDEA.
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  • PAPA SAID I HAD TO TEND TO JOE
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  • BUT WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE HERE!
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  • I REASONED, THAT I WOULD JUST TAKE JOE UP
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  • AND TEND HIM THERE AT THE PICNIC!
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  • I HAD FOUND THE PERFECT SOLUTION...
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  • THOUGH I KNEW IN MY HEART,
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  • THAT WHAT I WAS ABOUT TO DO, WAS WRONG.
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  • MUSIC
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  • TO GET THERE IN TIME,
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  • WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE A SHORTCUT
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  • THROUGH AN AREA WE CALLED, THE SINK.
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  • THE SINK WAS A GULLY, CUT HIGH IN THE MOUNTAINS,
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  • WITH STEEP SIDES AND A DEEP, ICY LAKE AT THE BOTTOM.
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  • MUSIC
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  • WE WERE TOLD NEVER TO GO NEAR THE SINK.
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  • MUSIC
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  • BUT I TOLD MYSELF THAT MY FATHER WOULD FORGIVE ME
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  • FOR BRINGING JOE THROUGH THIS AREA,
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  • WHEN HE REALIZED HOW GREAT A PLAN I HAD MADE.
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  • MUSIC
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  • MUSIC
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  • WE GOT ABOUT HALF WAY AROUND THE SINK
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  • BEFORE WE SAW IT.
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  • THE PATH HAD BEEN BLOCKED BY A HUGE ROCK SLIDE.
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  • IT WAS TIME FOR A DECISION.
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  • I MADE THE WRONG ONE.
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  • SUSPENSEFUL MUSIC
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  • I KNEW WE WERE ABOUT TO BE KILLED.
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  • I SAID THE QUICKEST AND MOST HEARTFELT PRAYER
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  • OF MY LIFE.
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  • I TOLD HEAVENLY FATHER
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  • THAT I WAS SORRY I HAD DISOBEYED MY FATHER
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  • AND THAT I WOULD NEVER DO IT AGAIN.
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  • RUMBLE, RUMBLE, RUMBLE
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  • THE INSTANT I FINISHED THAT PLEA,
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  • I FELT A FORCE LIFT US OUT OF DANGER
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  • AND SET US BACK ON THE PATH...
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  • NOT ON THE PATH LEADING TOWARD THE PICNIC
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  • BUT ON THE SIDE LEADING BACK HOME.
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  • MUSIC
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  • I WASN'T SURE WHAT HAD HAPPENED
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  • BUT I KNEW IT WAS A MIRACLE.
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  • I DECIDED THEN AND THERE
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  • TO DEDICATE MY ENTIRE LIFE TO THE LORD
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  • AND ALWAYS DO HIS BIDDING.
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  • WE HEADED FOR HOME
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  • AND I DECIDED NOT TO SAY A WORD ABOUT IT TO ANYONE
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  • AND I WAS THANKFUL JOE WAS SO YOUNG,
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  • HE COULDN'T.
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  • MUSIC
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  • I TRIED MY BEST TO KEEP MY WORD.
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  • I BEGAN TO STUDY THE SCRIPTURES
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  • AND FROM THEN ON,
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  • ALWAYS RESPECTED AND OBEYED MY FATHER.
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  • MUSIC - SINGING
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  • MUSIC - SINGING
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  • I SERVED ON A LENGTHY MISSION TRIP,
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  • WHICH PROVIDED MUCH TIME FOR REFLECTION.
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  • I WAS GRATEFUL FOR MY EXPERIENCE AT THE SINK
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  • BUT NEVER SPOKE A WORD OF IT TO ANY ONE,
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  • AND I THOUGHT THAT WHAT HAPPENED THERE,
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  • OTHER THAN IT'S EFFECT ON MY LIFE,
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  • WAS OVER AND DONE WITH.
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  • MUSIC - SINGING
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  • MUSIC - SINGING
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  • WHEN I RETURNED FROM THE MISSION TRIP,
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  • JOE HAD MOVED AWAY.
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  • BEFORE LONG, FATHER WANTED TO HAVE A TALK.
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  • BELLE, WERE YOU AND JOE EVER IN TROUBLE AT THE SINK?
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  • WHY DO YOU ASK?
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  • WHILE YOU WERE ON YOUR MISSION TRIP,
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  • JOE BECAME VERY ILL.
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  • WE DIDN'T TELL YOU,
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  • WE DIDN'T WANT YOU TO WORRY.
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  • HE WAS VERY SICK WITH THE FEVER.
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  • ONE NIGHT HE STARTED TALKING IN HIS FEVER.
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  • HE SAID THAT WHEN HE WAS YOUNG,
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  • THE TWO OF YOU WERE GOING TO MEET THE FAMILY
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  • TO GO GUM HUNTING...
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  • THAT YOU WERE CROSSING THE SINK
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  • AND THE MOUNTAIN STARTED FALLING.
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  • HE SAID...
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  • THAT YOU WERE SLIDING DOWN INTO THE SINK, ABOUT TO BE KILLED,
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  • WHEN ANGELS...
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  • WHEN ANGELS...
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  • PICKED YOU UP IN THEIR ARMS,
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  • REMOVED YOU FROM THE DANGER
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  • AND CARRIED YOU BACK TO THE PATH.
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  • I WANTED TO TELL YOU...
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  • I WAS TOO ASHAMED.
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  • I CONFESSED THE TRUTH TO MY FATHER
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  • AND HE WAS THRILLED TO KNOW
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  • THAT A MIRACLE HAD BEEN PERFORMED
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  • TO SAVE THE LIVE'S OF HIS CHILDREN.
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  • CHOIR SINGING
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  • JOE HAD TOLD THE STORY PERFECTLY.
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  • BUT WHEN THE FEVER BROKE, FATHER QUESTIONED HIM ON IT
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  • AND HE COULDN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING ABOUT IT.
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  • MUSIC
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  • FOR A TIME,
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  • I WONDERED WHY JOE WOULD BE ALLOWED TO SEE ANGELS,
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  • WHEN I SAW NOTHING.
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  • MUSIC
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  • THEN AS I HAVE THOUGHT AND PRAYED ABOUT IT,
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  • I REALIZED THAT I WAS THE ONE
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  • WHO HAD DISOBEYED FATHER
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  • BUT JOE WAS STILL SO INNOCENT AND PURE,
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  • HIS EYES COULD SEE, WHAT MINE COULD NOT...
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  • MUSIC AND CHOIR
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  • SINCE THAT DAY,
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  • THERE HAVE BEEN MANY OTHER TIMES
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  • WHEN I FELT I WAS LIFTED UP BY ANGELS...
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  • BUT IT WAS THAT DAY AT THE SINK,
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  • WHEN A MIRACLE TURNED MY LIFE AROUND
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  • AND PUT ME BACK ON THE PATH TOWARD MY ETERNAL HOME.
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  • MUSIC AND CHOIR
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  • MUSIC AND CHOIR
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