Why?

Story Behind The Song

This particularly bad week started with the death of our friend, Ken, from cancer on Monday. We got some more bad news when we got the call that about a friend having a brain tumor. On Thursday of the same week, my husband's cousin was killed in a motor

Song Description

Story of a friend dying and someone experiencing the grief of loss - asking God "why?"

Song Length 5:04 Genre Folk - General
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject Sorrow, Spirituality
Similar Artists Lucinda Williams, Patsy Cline Language English

Lyrics

WHY?

I got the news one day
Someone I loved had passed away
I hung my head and cried
My dear friend had died

I watched the news that night
Stories full of death and fright
All the pain and suffering
It made me want to scream

Why? Why, Lord, why?
Why do babies die?
And their mother's cry?
My heart breaks open wide
With all the pain inside
You're a God of love
Somewhere up above
If you're looking down
You'll see grief all around
Why?

We laid our friend to rest one day
All the mourners stood and prayed
And the rain was pouring down
As we laid him in the ground

The heavens even seemed to weep
For our dear friend in eternal sleep
He's missed more then you'll know
His memory makes my heart glow

Why? Why, Lord, why?
Why do good men die?
Leave their kids behind?
My heart breaks open wide
With all the pain inside
You're a God of love
Somewhere up above
If you're looking down?
You'll see grief all around
Why?


When I lay me down to sleep
I pray, Oh Lord, my soul to keep
If I die before I wake
I pray, oh Lord, my soul to take
Although I do not comprehend
I will trust you, Lord, until the end

Mourners gathered at Talk of the Town
I thought I might buy a round
I remembered his dumb joke
"hold the rum in my rum and coke"

He lived his life like he believed
He'd start each day on his knees
He walked the walk and talked the talk
He built his life on the solid Rock

Why? Why, Lord, why?
Why? Why, Lord, why?
Oh, You say one day
You'll wipe our tears away
My heart breaks open wide
With all the joy inside
You're a God of love
Somewhere up above
When I get there I know
You will show me
Why

Lyrics Karmann Powell Music Karmann Powell
Producer Stan Powell Publisher Moment of Grace Music
Performance Karmann Powell

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