Nick Hutson - Twenty-Two Hours
This is a sad story – based on the experience of my great grandparents – Lela and David Collins [... the grandson of John Nelson Collins from “A Church Called Palestine”]. I never knew my great grandfather ... but adored my great grandmother who we called “Ma Collins”. She often spoke about having a baby girl, named Mary Josephine, who only lived for 1 day. In doing other genealogical research, I came across a picture of the baby girl’s “tiny churchyard stone” and wrote the song. It is a story of unquestioning faith in the face of unbearable loss.