Seven Hillsides

Ricky Skaggs

 All night I've wrestled Jacob's angels and prayed with Matthew Luke and John
                                    Struggling to find the words to face the task that comes upon the blood red
 I've buried men before their time of alcohol and blackened lung
but how to bury seven of these Appalachian minersâ sons
who stormed the beaches wave on wave, and sailed home to these rocky graves
and family plots that bared their names,
 Tomorrow Ill walk up, seven hillsides
 tremble before my flock on seven hillsides
 seven sorrows seven sons, seven mothers and every one 
will turn to me for the word of God what does this mean,
                                    and there Ill stand good book in hand, a shepherd to these precious lambs
what will I say    what will I say     what can I say 
 To tell the truth Id never thought much about the will of God before
                                    called to preach at seventeen I was in love with fiery words and not much more
 the time has come to keep the faith for others shattered by their loss
                                    remind them of the loving God whose son like theirs paid the cost to save a
                                              wicked world through sacrifice our love is heard and pray that I believe
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awesome song
i hope people start putting more bluegrass tabs. I'd like to see them

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