Lay down beside me let me hold you close
Take my hands and let us now embrace
Go to sleep in peace, I’ll hold you tight.
I would like to comfort you this night
Yet the boatman comes before the dawn
I’d like to hold you near me keep you warm
Once my little sister, now we’re old .
Old we are and never will be cold
Sharp tears do strike my face and fall to earth
The same that mother felt when giving birth.
She gave up and died without a cause
Complaining of her lot without a pause
I had no patience could not hear her speak ..
I could not tolerate the news so bleak.
Forgive me sister, I am here with you.
Surrendering to the pain of knowledge new.
On your voyage you will be alone
But you will be at peace we’re past the storms
The Lord will give the Lord may take away.
Tender are your family today