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<Lunarcreek@aol.com> From: Lunarcreek 
Words and music: Ira Louvin/Charles Louvin
recorded 9/30/52
Ira Louvin vocals, mandolin
Charlie Louvin vocals, guitar
Chet Atkins electric guitar
Eddie Hill (probably) rhythm guitar
Floyd T. "Lightning" Chance bass

The Family Who Prays

Chorus
G#
The Family who prays
     C#       G#
Will never be parted
                                      D#
Their circle in heaven unbroken shall stand
              G#        C#               G#
God will say "enter, my good faithful servants"
G#
The family who prays

D#          G#
Never shall part

VERSE
G#               C#          G#
Satan has parted fathers and mothers
G#                                     D#
Filling their hearts with his envy and hate
              G#       C#      G#
Heading their pathways down to destruction
G#                             D#      G#
Leaving their children like orphans to stray

Chorus

Wars and Tornadoes are taking our loved ones
Leaving us tearful with sad aching hearts
But we shall join them over the river
For the family who prays 
Never shall part

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