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You Will Answer

Anne Feeney
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"...Well, better we'd do it.. the Judgment Day...
I wrote this blues during a workshop at the U.S. Labor Against the War conference in Cleveland. It's been a part of the play "Buried: The Story of the Sago Mine Disaster" ever since..
Last night as I lay tossing and a-turning in my bed I dreamed
That I was in the presence of the Lord
With a dozen Sago miners who had gone to their reward
And God looked down on those miners and He said:
« Who has sent My faithful servants here unbidden to My Throne?
(He will answer on the Judgment Day)
Who has left their grieving families heartbroken and alone?
(He will answer on the Judgment Day)

Oh he will answer (he will answer) on that Judgment Day
(He will answer on that Judgment Day)
Oh he will answer (he will answer) on that Judgment Day
(He will answer on that Judgment Day)

I have fashioned those who labor in My image – God did say,
And I did not call these miners home to Me
Many years I had allotted them with friends and family
Now the heavens weep to hear their orphans pray »
You cannot serve God and Mammon – if it's Mammon that you choose
(You will answer on that Judgment Day)
Now, what good is all your wealth if your eternal soul you lose?
(You will answer on that Judgment Day)

Oh you will answer (you will answer) on that Judgment Day
You will answer on that Judgment Day
You will answer (you will answer) on that Judgment Day
You will answer on that Judgment Day

It is easier to get a camel through a needle's eye
Than a rich man into Heaven, it's been told
Every time a human life's cut short by avarice for gold
There will be a day of judgment bye and bye
If you've garnered earthly riches and you come to heaven's door
You will answer on that Judgment Day
To love God you must renounce your wealth and share it with the poor, or
(You will answer on that Judgment Day)
You will answer (you will answer) on that Judgment Day
(You will answer on that Judgment Day)
You will answer (you will answer) on that Judgment Day
(You will answer on that Judgment Day)
You will answer on that Judgment Day.

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/4/15 - 13:05



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