Wandering Orphan

from by The Constant Widow

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I was a wandering orphan and you took me in
Naked and cold and alone, you covered my skin
Gave me your name and your song
Took everything I’d done wrong
Oh my God!

Father and mother, they fell and they left me for dead
All of their words and their lies still ring in my head
But oh how sweet the sound
Your grace to me came round
Oh my God!

Now I’ve more brothers and sisters
Than all of the sand on the shore of the sea
And I am a part of a story that’s pulling me
Right into eternity

When I look back it’s so clear that I should have died
Troubled, afflicted and threatened from every side
Surely I’d be in the grave
Had you not come to my aid
Oh my God!

Since I’ve been under your roof there is nothing to fear
Knowing I’m safe and I’m loved
And you’ll always be here
Even through fire or flood
I have been sealed in blood
Oh my God!


from EP, released February 11, 2011
Hannah Irwin: Viola
Luke Morton: Vocals, Guitar
Mark Ribera: Piano


tags: folk Seattle


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