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Poor Orphan Child

I hear a low faint voice that says
Papa and Ma are dead
And it comes from the poor orphan child
that must be clothed and fed.

Refrain:And it comes from the poor orphan child
that must be clothed and fed
And it comes from the poor orphan child
that must be clothed and fed

Chorus
Savior lead them by the hand
Savior lead them by the hand
Savior lead them by the hand
Till they all reach that glittering strand

Think of the many children now
poor little boys and girls
Who once had mother's loving hands
to smooth their golden curls,...

But now we see those wandering curls
hang careless 'round their brow
They say to us my Papa's dead
and I've no mother now,...

Oh savior every orphan bless
wherever they may roam
Bless every hand that leaves them aid
and bless the orphan home,...


A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com