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Written for Sam, who was a medic in Korea - praying for his recovery

There is an echo of a well loved hymn
resonating from a church where he prayed,
as family and friends gather to ask God for
his recovery, to wish him health once more.

His life has followed the paths of other men
who went to war and saw the suffering there.
As a medic, he worked over many wounded
soldiers who might not have lived but for him.

He returned home to his wife and family,
his deep faith and his courage grew stronger
as he grew older; he still shared the songs
he loved, knowing that the music would heal.

Once you met Sam, you became a friend
for life, he worked his way into your soul
and left you a better person for knowing him.
He became a brother at the first clasp of hands.

I pray for his recovery and my thoughts
are with the man who stood at my side
and sang, with heart, Amazing Grace.

I hear the echoes...


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