The sisters worked for the people round them
Their Spanish lace wove some bread for the poor
And they cared and tried but were worn with
Their fears and the years of heartbreak

Dust and wine stained the men who knew them
The sweat of days in the angry sun
And the men were weak, and they cried
And they asked, "Sisters, make us holy."

The sisters prayed, "Give us hope for something."
The men asked, "Where is your God today?"
And the empty eyes as the sisters prayed held
Their thoughts unspoken

There was nothing they could do
Earth was dust for miles around
Nothing new survived
Everything was barren on the land
And the truth they tried to understand just died

Everything was barren on the land
And the truth they tried to understand just died

Lyrics submitted by unadin1161

The Sisters Lyrics as written by Jason Schwartzmann Alexander Greenwald

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    General Comment
    I submitted these lyrics the other day. I do not know why it has been credited to Jason Schwartzman and Alexander Greenwald. I asked the site to fix this. They haven't gotten back to me yet.
    unadin1161on January 21, 2017   Link
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    General Comment
    Is this song about the Tenboom sisters? Novella was released a year or so after the Hiding Place movie, and the lyrics seem to correspond to their plight. Please advise. Thanks
    unadin1161on January 21, 2017   Link

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