Thirteen years
Still young but old enough
To know what's going on
She shuts her eyes
A single tear unfolds
She knows she'll be alright
See where she lives it's not okay
To speak her mind to have her say
To think her thoughts to have beliefs
To trust in God for everything
To want to serve a dying world
To care for those who have no one
To bring hope to the fatalist
And break the caste that holds them in.
Now I understand just what it means
To give up everything for what you believe.
So many years
Of tireless service trying to help
The underprivileged find their way
And then repaid
Another martyr for his cause
But still she knows the love of God
He always served against the odds
And knows of hope for better days
When He and she will be again
And still she sings her song of joy
She knows that life means so much more.
Still more I understand just what it means
To give up everything for what you believe.
Patient in affliction
And faithful in prayer
Once again she knows his hand
She knows she knows his love.


Lyrics submitted by Cherub Rock

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    Someone told me this is a song about a girl who lives overseas and her aprents are missionaries... Her brother and Dad got killed by Muslim extremists :(

    drummer girlon June 20, 2005   Link

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