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    BLESSED ARE...
    (Words and Music by Joan Baez)

    Blessed are the one way ticket holders
    on a one way street.
    Blessed are the midnight riders
    for in the shadow of God they sleep.
    Blessed are the huddled hikers
    staring out at falling rain,
    wondering at the retribution
    in their personal acquaintance with pain.
    Blessed are the blood relations
    of the young ones who have died,
    who had not the time or patience
    to carry on this earthly ride.
    Rain will come and winds will blow,
    wild deer die in the mountain snow.
    Birds will beat at heaven's wall,
    what comes to one must come to us all.

    For you and I are one way ticket holders
    on a one way street.
    which lies across a golden valley
    where the waters of joy and hope run deep.
    So if you pass the parents weeping
    of the young ones who have died,
    take them to your warmth and keeping
    for blessed are the tears they cried
    and many were the years they tried.
    Take them to that valley wide
    and let their souls be pacified.

    © 1970, 1971 Chandos Music (ASCAP)


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