One day an angel came down from heaven an envoy of our God above
From this great world to choose a token that all his throng in heaven would love
We buried her beneath the willow with heads bowed low we walked away
God needed her to sing in heaven we'll meet again on that bright day
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A soft song fell within his hearing he picked our girl her soul her voice
Today our partner sings in heaven God praised the angel for his choice
We buried her beneath the willow...