Hugh Miller’s Gun

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His spirit walks these shores
The more layers he strips away
The more the mystery shows through
Looking out from the shores of Cromarty
Searching for a soul

And the sands turned smooth as the tide lapped the shore
Did it wash away the footprints of the creator?
The starry dome and the mountain core
To all these things, farewell
Sun and moon and Kingdom Come, all is one
To Hugh Miller's gun

A fearful dream now rises on me
May the Lord Jesus Christ have mercy upon me
My brain burns as the recollection grows
My dear, dear wife farewell
Life and death and Kingdom Come, all is one
To Hugh Miller's gun

And still his soul's abroad
He'll look out upon the shore
Till the miracle's restored
And he knows that the testimony's there
Written out in stone

And the gunsmith picked up
Hugh Miller's gun
He looked down the barrel and he saw oblivion
And you who stare through your eyepiece now
You glimpse these truths as well
Life and death and Kingdom Come, all is one
To Hugh Miller's gun