There But For The Grace of God Go I


When you see someone befuddled
whose steps are mighty slow
Who needs a hand to help him on his way.
Don't step aside and shun him, don't ever
criticize or turn your head and look the other way.

A few short years ago, he might have been like you
With all his senses mighty sharp and keen.
But think what just a little time can do to me and you
And thank the Lord for blessings you have seen.

In days gone by, he's done his part
But now he's forced to humbly step aside.
So give a word of comfort, an understanding smile
Don't ever shun or pity or deride.

    [Written for Jake who died of Alzheimer's]

Janice Weeks, Chamberlin, Hankins, Rogers