At the end of my days when I'm called to go, Into the open arms of the Holy Ghost, To have lived such a life as I have known, Fortune follows me, but I'm brave no more. For my great mistakes I will surely pay, I'm running low and the devil is on my trail, When fate delivers me all I'll ask it for, Is a place to rest and shelter for my soul. Oh if I could spend my days, Free from the prison of your gates, Then I could die a happy man. Oh if I could spend my days, Free from the shadow of my name, Then I could die happy man. When I am released from this mortal load, I'll take my leave but I don't wanna go. When fate delivers me all I'll ask it for, A place to rest and shelter for my soul.
Written by: BERNARD JOSEPH FANNING
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