White Dress lyrics

long before morning without a warning
annie came calling to little louisa
wearing the moonlight but wanting the sunlight
she stood at her bedside and poured out her heart
"get up and tell mama all that i said
because i can't move ahead unless i can get a white dress"

charlotte o'grady, a dear-hearted lady,
she seemed nearly eighty years coming and going
one night while she's dreaming
her mother comes pleading
"charlotte, i'm needing your help to move on
now, don't wait for nothing, the moment is today
take up my name and see that i get a white dress"

mothers and daughters are shedding a tear
heaven's rejoicing as jesus draws near
and it's like this
they're getting their white dress

in wichita, kansas, neddie and frances
bow over breakfast to start out the day
when the voice of the spirit pays them a visit
says, "it's time to get with it, there's family to save
your fathers and mothers are biding their time
they're waiting for you to help them get dressed up in white"

neddie and frances are filled with desire
they're searching through records and feeling the fire
and after each day's acquired
it's up to god's mountain where white is applied
and he in his robe and she in her gown
they're doing their best to turn it around
and they won't rest until all are in white dress

walking with jesus in white, wearing their white dress
walking with jesus in white, wearing their white dress
walking with jesus in white, wearing their white dress
walking with jesus in white, wearing their white dress

before the lord's coming, elijah's been stirring
and fathers are turning to you and to me

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