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The Empty Chair

"The Empty Chair"

Back when he was 8 years old
He fell while climbing a tree
The doctor said this broken arm will need some surgery
The little boy was frightened, so his mother said a prayer
And he said, "Mom, sometimes I try to pray
But I can't when I get scared"
(Then his mother said, "Well, then try this")

If you're not sure how to pray
Just find an empty chair
And think of Jesus sitting there
And talk to him just like a friend
Who'll stay with you right there
In the empty chair

The little boy became a man
And had his own family
His daughter once fell off her bike
And was rushed to emergency
In the hospital waiting room
Feeling lost and anxious and scared
He closed his eyes and tried to pray
But the words were just not there
(But then he remembered what his mother said)


Well his daughter pulled through fine
And the years kept rolling by
And his mother's eyes grew dim,
and then her mind began to fail
It got to where she didn't even know her own son's name
But he always stopped to visit,
and before he'd leave he's say,
"Now remember mom..."


The doctor called one morning
And said, your mom's gone home
She passed away while sleeping
It was a peaceful way to go
One thing kind of strange though
The nurse who found her said
That your mother's head was resting
On this chair next to the bed


What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear
What a privilege to carry everything to God in Prayer


Words & Music By Bryan Sirchio
Crosswind Music, 1999.  All Rights Reserved.

updated: 14 years ago

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