Ten Seconds With God

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Ten seconds is a very long time

When that’s all you have to live

Time enough to make your peace

But not enough to give…

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To give your honey one more kiss

To squeeze her oh so tight

To give your kids assurance that

Everything will be all right

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From the moment I began this job

I’ve prepared for this day

So now, as He calls me home

It seems I know the way

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Kaboom, kaboom, kaboom, kaboom

Like a freight train bearing down

I instantly knew how this would end

And I felt His peace surround…

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Surround my body, and my soul

Surround my brothers in arms

I felt His love, like a giant cloak

Sheltering us from harm

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While answering the call that day

I saw the second plane

It glided through the cloudless sky

Then burst into fiery rain

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It rained down fire, rained down dust

It rained down bodies, too

It seemed no matter how we tried

There was nothing we could do

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We knew that people trapped above

The hole that ripped the tower

Could never escape, with their lives

Without His awesome power

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I prayed that day, a silent prayer

As I stepped inside the lobby

I knew that without His help

We’d only recover bodies

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We started up the narrow stairs

While others were heading out

As we passed the scared civilians

Some began to shout…

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“God bless you, our brave firemen.

You’re heroes to us all.”

But we were merely doing our jobs

Answering the call

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We knew when we began the fight

We all would not survive

But by risking our lives for others

We keep the dream alive…

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The dream that good will conquer all

And God will help us through

Reward us with eternal life

As we begin anew

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I saw the face of God that day

As He led me to this place

His will, not ours, will be done

Accept this fact with grace

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I understood, at once, that day

What we were sent here for

Watch over each other as best we can

For who could ask for more

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Ten seconds is a very long time…

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Copyright 2004 by Tom Kenney

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Comment by Barbara Lovejoy-Welch on December 2, 2007 at 6:47pm
DIED IN SURGERY ON SEPTEMBER 11,2001. I CAN ASSURE YOU JESUS WAS WITH US ALL. THE LITTLE ONES LIKE ME AND THE HEROES ON 9/11. I WAS REVIVED BUT I DID NOT WANT TO COME BACK. I BEGGED TO STAY THERE AND JESUS SAID I COULD RETURN IN 10 YEARS. I FULLY BELIEVE HE WILL KEEP HIS WORD TO ME AND I THINK I WILL DIE ON SEPTEMBER 11,2011. I WISH I COULD TELL ALL THOSE FAMILIES OF THE ONES WHO DIED THAT DAY THAT WE WERE ALL SO HAPPY.
Comment by Firefighters wife on August 19, 2007 at 5:24pm
WOW is all I can say!! May the Lord Bless each and every hero that answers those call each and everyday!! It is hard being a wife, but its l know.!

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