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Maplewood Methodist Church

VERSE 1

Spends every night inside these walls

Dumps the trash and sweeps the halls

And he makes sure

That stained glass shines

 

Picks up paper in the pews

And stacks the chairs in the choir room

But his real work don't start

Till quittin' time

 

When he goes through every prayer request

Lying on the pastor's desk

He hits his knees

And says God bless Miss Sommersby

 

CHORUS 1

Lord it's hard to live alone

And Marianna Thompson wants her daddy back at home

And Mr. Nelson needs forgiveness

Old Man Miller's crops need rain

 

While the whole town's fast asleep

He's hard at work

Pullin' that midnight shift

At the Maplewood Methodist Church

 

VERSE 2

Every night's the same routine

And by the time he finally leaves

He's done so much more

Than clean the building

 

He's called down angels from on high

And helped someone

Through a sad goodbye

And lost souls finally find what they've been missing

 

The congregation will never see

That simple man who still believes

He can change the world

By saying please

 

CHORUS 2

Give Johnny Mays the strength to put that bottle down

Mrs. Bailey and her husband find a way to work things out

And Mrs. Olsen hold on long enough

To see her daughter's wedding day

 

While the whole town's fast asleep

He's hard at work

Pullin' that midnight shift

At the Maplewood Methodist Church

 

VERSE 3

The sign out front says Sunday service

Starts at nine and ten-fifteen

But he holds his own revival

Seven nights a week

 

While the whole town's fast asleep

He's hard at work

Pullin' that midnight shift

At the Maplewood Methodist Church

 

Spends every night inside these walls

Dumps the trash and sweeps the halls

And he makes sure that stained glass shines

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