ILLUSTRATION BY ALSON HEASLEY

Oh sometimes we lay over yonder in peace
Let us pray hallelujah.
We lay down by the tracks of the old abandoned mill
In peace let us pray, hallelujah.
Say we lay under the bypass
By the highway, in peace.
Let us pray hallelujah.
So we lay in the shelter
For so many by our side
Let us pray hallelujah.
We lay in the park
Under the old oak tree
Giving shade
Let us pray, hallelujah.
Over a friend’s house
On a couch, as we sometimes lay,
In peace,
Let us pray hallelujah.
If we go to a relative’s house
And the ask us to lay
In peace
Let us pray hallelujah.
Under the stars
In an old mini-van
A family lays in peace
Let us pray hallelujah.
In a lover’s arms, as we lay
In peace, before we sleep,
Let us pray hallelujah.
For there is someone coming home everyday
To lay in peace
Let us pray hallelujah.