J. Vincent Edwards - Thanks
Tekst en muziek: Bill Martin en Phil Coulter
(1969)






Sunday morning in the valley
We would gather for the service
Emily Jane would yearn to meet me
She’d smile at papa kind of nervous
All the people came from miles around
And I still can hear the sound as they sang



“Thanks to the Lord for the sun up in the sky
For the corn that’s growin’ high
For the child that didn’t die
Thanks to the Lord for the crops and for the farm
For the strength in my right arm
And for keepin’ us from harm”
And I say: “Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Thanks to the Lord for a girl like Emily Jeanne”



Came the day that we were married
With all our folks in the congregation
Emily Jane was like an angel
The sweetest thing in all creation
Papa hugged me and my mama cried
Ev’rybody smiled the choir as they sang



“Thanks to the Lord for the sun up in the sky
For the corn that’s growin’ high
For the child that didn’t die
Thanks to the Lord for the crops and for the farm
For the strength in my right arm
And for keepin’ us from harm”
And I say: “Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Thanks to the Lord for a girl like Emily Jeanne”



“Yeah, thanks to the Lord for the sun up in the sky
For the corn that’s growin’ high
For the child that didn’t die
Thanks to the Lord for the crops and for the farm
For the strength in my right arm
And for keepin’ us from harm”
And I say: “Thanks, thanks, thanks, thanks
Thanks to the Lord for a girl like Emily Jeanne”









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