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JUSTICE

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 God bless thee well fair sons and daughters
Poets princes pirates kings
God’s speed we pray
Bring thee home and draw thee near
But Death was carefully listening
But Death was carefully listening
Then Death she pulled up a chair…
God bless thee now fair sons and daughters
In robes of red your truth is clear
The time for dreaming soon is over
But for now be of good cheer
Yet Death was quietly laughing
Yet Death was quietly laughing
And Death she laughed: “I’ve business here”
God’s love to each sweet sons and daughters
Brothers, sisters, welcome here
Our fathers faith so well rewarded
None a stranger, friends so dear
Still Death was ever stealing
Still Death was ever stealing
Cruel Death she stole our hopes away
God hear ye each our sons and daughters
Take each prayer and let it be
One day soon all reunited
Tears and sadness wiped away
Now Death she had no answer
Now Death she had no answer
For Death was silent, mute as clay
God sees all His sons and daughters
Justice His, Thy will be done
96 Souls their voices heeded
The day is dawning, victory
For Death is then defeated
For Death is then defeated
And Death defeated, falls away.

Parry Maguire (2004) JFT96

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/justice-2/