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Seven Spanish Angels --sung by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles

He looked down into her brown eyes and said, "Say a prayer for me."
She threw her arms around him, whispered "God will keep us free."
They could hear the riders comin'.  He said, "This is my last fight,
"If they take me back to Texas, they won't take me back alive."

Chorus:  There were seven Spanish angels at the altar of the sun.
              They were prayin' for the lovers in the valley of the gun.
              When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared, there was thunder from the throne
              And seven Spanish angels took another angel home.

She reached down and picked the gun up that lay smokin' in his hand
She said "Father plase forgive me.  I can't make it without my man."
And she knew the gun was empty and she knew she couldn't win,
But her final prayers were ansered when the rifles fired again.


Virginia --sung by Gene Miller, from "The Civil War: nashville Sessions"

There was a time, a time of splendor and grace,
When the world moved by at a kinder pace.
There was a land, a land to pleasure the eye
Where the old ones new and the foolish wise.

Chorus:  I can feel Virginia when the south wind sings
              And I see her shinin' on a blackbird's silver wings
              And I can feel Virginia runnin' through my soul
              When the flag unfurls and the drummers start their long, long

Oh, sacred ground for which so many have died,
Let us take our turn for our country's pride.
Oh, blessed place, remember all of your sons,
Who will stand and fall, 'neath the ceaseless guns.


Will I ever see her rise again, or are the old days gone, has the world moved on?
Will she ever grace our eyes again?  Tell me when.


Missin' You --sung by Monogamous Fish, from Life

I'm missing you tonight, so much more than all the other nights
And everywhere I look, it seems  see you there
And everything I listen to, it seems I hear you in my ears.
I want to see you now.  I want to feel you close to me.
I want to check my mail, and read the words you wrote to me.
When will I see you again?
Will it be tomorrow? Well, I don't know.
For now I'll go to bed and just dream my dreams
And see you in my sleep.

Now I can't read your mind to know for sure you think of me too.
I wish that you would call, and let me know you think of me.
I want to see you now.  I want to feel you close to me.
I think I'll go for a drive (ride!), and get lost in my misery.
When will I see you again?
Will it be tomorrow?  Well, I don't know.
For now I'll goto bed and just dream my dreams,
And see you in my sleep.

I'm missing you tonight, so much more than all the other nights,
But I'll just go to bed and sleep these tears away....

Free --sung by Steven Curtis Chapman, from Signs of Life

** The inspiration for the story Through a Glass Darkly**

The sun was beating down inside the walls of stone and razor wire
As we made our way across the prison yard
I felt my heart begin to race as we drew nearer to the place
Where they say that death is waiting in the dark
The slamming doors of iron echoed through the halls
Where despair holds life within its cruel claaws
But then I met a man whose face seemed so strangely out of place
A blinding light of hope was shining in his eyes
And with repentance in his voice he told me of his tragic choice
That led him to this place where he must pay the price
But then his voice grew strong as he began to tell
About the One he said had rescued him from hell, he said...

Chorus:  I'm free, yeah, oh, I have been forgiven
            God's love has taken off my chains and given me these wings
            And I'm free, yeah, yeah, and the freedom I've been given
            Is something that not even death can take away from me
            Because I'm free
            Jesus set me free

We said a prayer and said goodbye and tears began to fill my eyes
As I stepped back out into the blinding sun
And even as I drove away I found that I could not escape
The way he spoke of what the grace of God had done
I thought about how sin had sentenced us to die
And how God gave His only Son so you and I could say...


And if the Son has set you free,
Oh, if the Son has set you free
Then you are free indeed.
Oh, you are really free
If the Son has set you free,
Oh, if the Son has set you free
Then you are free, really, really free