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For Them All
Judith Coopy / Jay Clementi

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Twenty-three hours you were on this earth
A little baby girl, a big surprise, my first 
We were so excited 
Your daddy wanted you as much as I did

Then it was eighteen hours for you little man 
You were here and gone so fast I couldn’t understand 
I remember thinking that’s strike two
Then the flood of pain came from missing you 

I just want you to know that my faith is strong 
I'll always love my children and I’ve made peace with you moving on
But God is a mystery and when he comes to call 
What do you say when he asks for them all
What do you say when he asks for them all

Twenty-two years son, you outran the devil
Had a heart soft as white fleece and a head hard as metal
When I found out you were gone 
I cried and walked through memories til dawn

And you little one, I found out too late
Before I knew it you were off through heaven's gate 
I still think about what could have been
Skipping rope, and prom, and even a wedding

I just want you to know that my faith is strong
I’ll always love my children and I’ve made peace with you moving on
But God is a mystery and when he comes to call 
What do you say when he asks for them all
What do you say when he asks for them all

If I could have stood up and said "Hell no" I would have
Even sometimes at night I wonder if I should have 
In my heart I know that I’ll see you again
You can feel it in my prayers, you can hear it on the wind 

I just want you to know that my faith is strong
I’ll always love my children and I’ve made peace with you moving on
But God is a mystery and when he comes to call 
What do you say when he asked for them all
What do you say when he asked for them all

© 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / DOC Nov 16 2019

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from SW​:​S Retreat November 2019 Rensselaerville, NY, released December 28, 2019
© 2019 SongwritingWith:Soldiers Music (ASCAP) / DOC Nov 16 2019

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