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Bruce Cockburn – No Footprints lyrics

Mist hangs above hills
Above mist hangs stone face of mountain
Above mountain face hangs a net of sky --
Crack! There are wings and they rip the net!
And the dance flows on
Everything flows toward the rim of that
Shining cup
Crossed sticks lie on earth
Between crossed sticks -- pile of ash
Something rises on the wisp of smoke
Dog's feet move by fast
And the dance flows on
Everything flows toward the rim of that
Shining cup
Through these channelswords
I want to touch you
Touch you deep down
Where you live
Not for power but
Because I love you
Love the Lord
And in Him love me too
And in Him go your way
And I'll be right there with you
No footprints when we go
No footprints when we go
Only where we've been, a faint and fading glow...

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    Every person leaves a trace of their life in everything they touch, and in a way we all touch each other, we influence what other people believe, and how they choose to live, and that influence will be there long after we who are now living are long gone. Hopefully I influence people to choose to love and love deeply.
    Another meaning is that there will be a rapture and those of us who fly away with jesus will leave no footprints, but there will be a faint glow of where we have been to guide those who miss us.
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