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Keeping Vigil
Music and Lyric by Jim Croegaert
© 1994 Rough Stones Music

In a hall outside a hospital room
A mother looks through the window to
Her baby’s face and takes her place
Keeping vigil
In this dark and unenlightened hour
Separated by the medical power
She reaches in and touches skin
Keeping vigil

And a candle burns with a flame of love
And a strength unlike any other
It may not prevail in the moment but
When all’s said and done
It’s a lover’s world

Broken pictures on the living room floor
Laboured breathing sounds of war
A body’s wracked under attack
Keeping vigil
Working puzzles in a parental mind
An empty place being left behind
Heart reaches out through the doubt
Keeping vigil

In a garden at the edge of the earth
Someone wrestles with a death or birth
Which is it now bloody brow
Keeping vigil
Walking on water was the easier part
Taking darkness out of every heart
Into His own this is alone
Keeping vigil

And a candle burns with a flame of love
And a strength unlike any other
And it will prevail in the end because
When all’s said and done He’s a lover
And a candle burns with a flame of love
And a strength unlike any other
And it will prevail in the end because
When all’s said and done
It’s a lover’s world.

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