The Day Has Passed

   Don’t you know the day has passed and now it’s time for sleep
   Or won’t your weary heart let you rest
   Don’t you know the day has passed into a darkness deep
   Why do you clutch that picture to your breast?

Oh this picture holds a memory of a better time
One that seemed so very long ago
As I kneel down by my besdide and begin to pray
I sometimes wonder why

But you’re right and it’s getting late and time for me to part
As I felt the teardrop well into my eye
To see the old man leaving with a broken heart
With a picture of my mother by her side.