The Lonesome Sisters


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From Deep Water CD: The Lonesome Sisters

Poor Orphan Child
Traditional, from Kate Peters Sturgill

My feet they are sore and my limbs they are weary

Long is the way and the mountains are wild
Soon will the twilight close moonless and dreary
Over the path of the poor orphan child

Why did they send me so far and so lonely

Up where the moors spread and gray rocks are piled
Men are hard hardhearted and kind angels only
Watch o'er the steps of the poor orphan child

Yet distant and soft the night breeze is blowing

Clouds there are none and stars they are mild
God in his mercy protection is showing
Comfort and hope to the poor orphan child

Even should I fall o'er the broken bridge passing

Or stray in the marshes by false light beguiled
Still will my father with promise and blessing
Take to his bosom the poor orphan child

There is a thought that for strength should avail me

Though both of shelter and kindred despond
Heaven is a home and rest will not fail me

God is a friend to the poor orphan child

The Lonesome Sisters Lyrics
Sarah Hawker & Debra Clifford