Not long ago, our circle was broken
when God called on mother one night.
In a voice sweet and low,
her last words were spoken,
asking our daddy to raise her children right.
The angels rejoiced in heaven last night.
I heard my daddy praying, "Dear God, make it right!"
He was smiling and singing with tears in his eyes
While mother with the angels rejoiced last night.
"Angels Rejoiced" (Ira and Charlie Louvin)
as peformed by Nicolette Larsen (w/ Herb Pedersen), Nicolette, (1978)
(And I just learned that NL died in 1997)