A Miner’s Wife
A gentle kiss to say goodbye,
He sees the love within her eyes.
Please be careful she always says,
Don’t worry dear, it will be okay.
He holds her tight and shows her no fear.
She holds him tighter, holds back her tears.
Now out the door to earn his pay
She sits head bowed, begins to pray.
She watches his tail lights go out of sight,
In early morning or late at night.
She never knows when he will come home
The work is hard, the days are long.
She tries so hard to hide her fears.
Keep the children safe and near.
God bless her heart. He made her tough,
With a will so strong and a gentle touch.
A special woman to share a life,
God’s special gift, a Miner’s wife.
Coal Miner’s Prayer
Each day as we rise Lord
We know all too well,
We face only one thing
A pit filled with hell.
To scratch out a living
The best that we can,
But deep in the heart
Lies the soul of a man.
With black covered faces,
And hard calloused hands,
We work the dark tunnels
Unable to stand.
To labor and toil as
We harvest the coals,
We silently pray ”Lord,
Please harvest our souls”.
A Miner’s Prayer
When my hard task on earth is done
God give me time to loaf in the sun;
Loaf in the sun on a cool, green hill
Where the breath of freedom lingers still;
Lingers still to caress my face
As I climb to the highest place;
Highest place where content I’ll stay
Praising Thee, Lord for each grand new day.
For the carefree rest I’ve never known
Grant me a few years to call my own;
Call my own and, my sins forgiving,
Strength enough to enjoy their living.
There living enjoy with greater zest
Because I have worked and earned my rest;
Early me rest and a place in the sun –
Providing You find my work well done.