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Richard Smallwood – The Center Of My Joy (Live)

August 27, 2019


♪ ♪ – ♪ Jesus, ♪ ♪ You’re the center
of my joy. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ All that’s good and perfect ♪ ♪ comes from You. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ You’re the heart
of my contentment, ♪ ♪ hope for all I do. ♪ – Sing it now! – ♪ Oh, Jesus, ♪ ♪ You’re the center of my joy. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ When I’ve lost
my direction… ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ You’re the compass
for my way. ♪ ♪ You’re the fire and light ♪ ♪ when nights
are long and cold. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ In sadness, ♪ ♪ You are the laughter ♪ ♪ that shatters all my fears. ♪ ♪ When I’m all alone, ♪ ♪ Your hand is there to hold. ♪ ♪ Oh. ♪ all: ♪ Jesus, ♪ ♪ You’re the center of my joy. ♪ ♪ All that’s good and perfect ♪ ♪ comes from You. ♪ – ♪ Hallelujah. ♪ all: ♪ You’re the heart ♪ ♪ of my contentment, ♪ ♪ hope for all I do. ♪ ♪ Jesus, ♪ ♪ You’re the center of my joy. ♪ ♪ ♪ – ♪ You are why
I find pleasure ♪ ♪ in the simple things
in life. ♪ ♪ You’re the music ♪ ♪ in the meadows ♪ ♪ and the streams, ♪ ♪ the voices ♪ ♪ of the children, ♪ ♪ my family and my home. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ You’re the source and finish ♪ ♪ of my highest dreams. ♪ ♪ Whoa.
Hallelujah, Lord. ♪ all: ♪ Jesus, ♪ ♪ You’re the center of my joy. ♪ ♪ All that’s good
and perfect… ♪ – ♪ Glory to God. ♪
all: ♪ Comes from you. ♪ – ♪ Hallelujah. ♪ ♪ You’re the heart ♪ ♪ of my contentment, ♪ ♪ hope for all I do. ♪ ♪ Jesus… ♪
all: ♪ Jesus… ♪ – ♪ You are… ♪
all: ♪ You are… ♪ – ♪ The center… ♪
all: ♪ The center… ♪ – ♪ Of my joy. ♪
all: ♪ Of my joy. ♪ – ♪ Jesus… ♪
all: ♪ Jesus… ♪ – ♪ You are… ♪
all: ♪ You are… ♪ – ♪ The center… ♪
all: ♪ The center… ♪ – ♪ Of my joy. ♪
all: ♪ Of my joy. ♪ – ♪ Oh, Jesus… ♪
all: ♪ Jesus… ♪ – ♪ You are… ♪
all: ♪ You are… ♪ – ♪ The center… ♪
all: ♪ The center… ♪ – ♪ Of my joy. ♪
all: ♪ Of my joy. ♪ – ♪ You are everything. ♪
all: ♪ Jesus… ♪ – ♪ Everything. ♪
all: ♪ You are… ♪ – ♪ Everything. ♪
all: ♪ The center… ♪ – ♪ Everything. ♪
all: ♪ Of my joy. ♪ – ♪ You are my joy. ♪
all: ♪ Jesus… ♪ – ♪ In my sorrow… ♪
all: ♪ You are… ♪ – ♪ You are my hope… ♪
all: ♪ The center… ♪ – ♪ For tomorrow. ♪
all: ♪ Of my joy. ♪ – ♪ When I’m lonely, ♪ ♪ feel its shade. ♪ ♪ You are the lifter ♪ ♪ of my head. ♪ ♪ Jesus. ♪ ♪ My company keeper. ♪ ♪ My doctor. ♪ ♪ My lawyer. ♪ ♪ My ruler. ♪ ♪ My lily of the valley. ♪ ♪ My bright and morning star. ♪ ♪ If you love the Lord, ♪ ♪ can I get a witness? ♪ ♪ Power in the name. ♪ ♪ Hallelujah. ♪ all: ♪ The center of my joy. ♪ – ♪ Oh, Jesus, ♪ ♪ You’re the center ♪ ♪ of my joy. ♪ all: ♪ My… ♪ – ♪ Yes, you are. ♪ all: ♪ My joy. ♪ – Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Don’t you want it? Don’t you want it? ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause]

100 Comments

  • Reply Cutie potootys September 20, 2018 at 12:01 am

    🤣

  • Reply Rosalaind p September 20, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Amen thank u Jesus

  • Reply Debra Turner September 21, 2018 at 1:11 pm

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  • Reply Frankie Clo September 25, 2018 at 2:19 am

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Reply Racquel L Mitchell September 27, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Hallelujah!!

  • Reply Nats Clue September 30, 2018 at 7:29 am

    If you know, you know! True gospel classic!

  • Reply Paul George October 3, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Beautiful song and melody beautiful

  • Reply Dustin Sosebee October 9, 2018 at 1:59 am

    I love it!

  • Reply Joseph Hardaway October 10, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    This song penetrates my heart and soul every time I hear it. Hallelujah🙌!!! Thank you Jesus🙏!!!

  • Reply Ruben Figueroa October 12, 2018 at 4:16 am

    Love you 😍 lord

  • Reply Tanya Palmer October 13, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    Omg!!! he sounds just like Walter and Edwin Hawkins.

  • Reply sylvia whitfield October 14, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Wow🔥🔥🔥that was on Fire!

  • Reply Craig Alexander October 21, 2018 at 1:07 am

    Every gospel icon is in this video I love

  • Reply Lori Gregory October 22, 2018 at 12:01 am

    wow.

  • Reply torij1206 October 22, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Simply Beautiful

  • Reply The Art of Living Out Loud October 25, 2018 at 2:14 am

    Man. I remember this when I was younger.

  • Reply Alysia Greer October 26, 2018 at 4:47 am

    I have to give this the " Bobby Brown" award – you truly " CAN'T TOUCH THIS !!!!

  • Reply Debra Turner November 6, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Sharing God's truths at

    www.amazingfacts.org

  • Reply Debra Turner November 6, 2018 at 12:47 am

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  • Reply Wilhelmenia Blue November 8, 2018 at 2:48 am

    I love to listen to this song over and over especially when I am driving alone or I am caught up in my own self. I know that Jesus is truly the center of joy even when I am sad I will listen to this song to lift up my spirits. God is truly good and you can't listen to this without feeling something.

  • Reply blue violet November 8, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Glory to God! Thank you Jesus! Thank you Holy Spirit! Hallelujah!

  • Reply Donna A. Lockhart November 11, 2018 at 3:48 am

    beautiful love you Jesus

  • Reply Linda Wilson November 12, 2018 at 4:05 am

    JESUS thank you! The only one

  • Reply WDC Partnership Ltd November 27, 2018 at 6:56 am

    The best voices in one room, heaven will be bliss…

  • Reply Erica Mcneal December 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    This song was sung at my wedding and I wanted sung for a reason it let's me know that when there is good and bad within my marriage I know that God is the center of it all and that's when I fine joy in the midst of it all. Lord I love you and I can never begin too thank you enough for everything and everyone 😘 😘

  • Reply Arlette McNeill December 3, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Nice!! Very nice! What an ending! …even the video's end! Praise God!

  • Reply GM Chess & TaiQiGong Academy December 5, 2018 at 10:17 am

    I looped this song and played it for 24 hours. I feel great. Got challenges…? sure but I feel uplifted and not weighed down. Thank U Jesus, Richard Smallwood, choir and poster of this video. Ur all awesometastic. And if Ur reading this and realize Jesus is the best deal any human will ever get…. then Ur awesometastic too. Be wellness. Yes love.

  • Reply 茉鈴小石 December 7, 2018 at 3:23 am

    For,  it is written.

  • Reply Sheila Hooper December 12, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    this is my favorite gospel song Everytime I lose my way almost everyday for me but Jesus is the campus that leads me back to him thank you jesus

  • Reply Mimi Ross December 20, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    this man is so talented-from GOD! yes JESUS is the center of my-joy!!every day!! praise the lord!! as i prepare for the lord's holy day that begins tomorrow night!! from sunset friday to sunset saturday-is the SABBATH day!! hallelujah!! matthew 12;8! and in matthew 11;28-30! hebrew 4! 1-12!!

  • Reply Olivia Shaw December 30, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy

    When I've lost my direction, you're the compass for my way
    You're the fire and light when nights are long and cold
    In sadness, you are the laughter, that shatters all my fears
    When I'm all alone, your hand is there to hold, ohh

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy

    You are why I find pleasure in the simple things in life
    You're the music in the meadows and the streams
    The voices of the children, my family, and my home
    You're the source and finish of my highest dreams, woah

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you (all that's good and perfect)
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy

    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy

    You are everything (Jesus), everything (you are)
    Everything (the center) everything (of my joy)
    You're my joy (Jesus) in my sorrow (you are)
    You're my hope (the center) for tomorrow (of my joy)
    When I'm lonely (Jesus), feel inside (you are)
    You're the lifter (the center) of my head (of my joy)
    You're my music (Jesus), you're my song (you are)
    You're my joy (the center) all day long (of my joy)
    Woah, Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    Of my joy

  • Reply Kosandral Kosandral January 1, 2019 at 3:51 am

    🔥🔥🔥🔥

  • Reply SHARON Patterson January 1, 2019 at 4:21 am

    Wow my GOD YESSSS LORD . GOD IS FAITHFUL SO FAITHFUL

  • Reply SHARON Patterson January 1, 2019 at 4:22 am

    🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply Yosef Monserrat January 15, 2019 at 4:31 am

    The JOY of the LORD is my Strength…..JESUS

  • Reply Yosef Monserrat January 15, 2019 at 4:34 am

    can't hold back these tears of Joy

  • Reply Charles Williams January 18, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    One of the best songs ever written..Beautiful words, Harmony!!!

  • Reply Terry Abrams January 19, 2019 at 4:50 am

    Everybody's favorite gospel song, even people who don't know the Lord….

  • Reply Celeste Goe January 20, 2019 at 7:51 pm

    Classically trained under the tutelage of Roberta Flack.

  • Reply CFG CFG January 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE, this classic!! It just takes me back to when I first confessed Jesus as my Lord. This song also reminds me that JESUS is why I am content and satisfied IN MY SOUL , in spite of life's challenges. THANK GOD for the anointing of JESUS that removes ALL burdens and DESTROYS ALL yokes. HALLELUJAH!!!🤣🤣🤣

  • Reply Nancy Ojo January 24, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Simply AMAZING. PRAISE GOD.

  • Reply ReDeefine U January 27, 2019 at 7:41 pm

    My absolute favorite song! It soothes my soul every time I hear it.

  • Reply Anna February 1, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    His hands play Beautifully and Wonderful..A Gift 4 Richard from GOD..

  • Reply Blue Zodiac February 3, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Is this video or DVD available and what is the title of it?

  • Reply Loretta Riley February 5, 2019 at 10:01 am

    All that’s Good and Perfect Comes from you Jesus!

  • Reply Olivia Shaw February 6, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy

    When I've lost my direction, you're the compass for my way
    You're the fire and light when nights are long and cold
    In sadness, you are the laughter, that shatters all my fears
    When I'm all alone, your hand is there to hold, ohh

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy

    You are why I find pleasure in the simple things in life
    You're the music in the meadows and the streams
    The voices of the children, my family, and my home
    You're the source and finish of my highest dreams, woah

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you (all that's good and perfect)
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy

    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy

    You are everything (Jesus), everything (you are)
    Everything (the center) everything (of my joy)
    You're my joy (Jesus) in my sorrow (you are)
    You're my hope (the center) for tomorrow (of my joy)
    When I'm lonely (Jesus), feel inside (you are)
    You're the lifter (the center) of my head (of my joy)
    You're my music (Jesus), you're my song (you are)
    You're my joy (the center) all day long (of my joy)
    Woah, Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    Of my joy

    Songwriters: Gloria Gaither / Richard Smallwood / William Gaither

  • Reply Dion Richardson February 11, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    The Maestro!

  • Reply James Davis February 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    I like this version better than the original recording. The extra voices of the choir add so much feeling.

  • Reply Christophe Abiel February 22, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Bach would approve and I'm trash but he'd say "I'm nothing." #MyNameTrash #lifeaintfair

  • Reply kimora 007 February 22, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I wish they would bring these songs back all this stuff now trash

  • Reply Virginia Larraine Hall February 26, 2019 at 10:10 am

    These is my Ode to Jesus Christ my Savior!💕

  • Reply Kelly Flynn March 3, 2019 at 3:52 am

    This song and its singer are ANOINTED!! Praise God!

  • Reply Venessa Walker March 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    HALLELUJAH' , HALLELUJAH', HALLELUJAH', ALL THE' POWER' , GLORY' , HONOR' ,PRAISE' WORSHIP' AND ALL OF ME, WITHHOLDING NOTHING, WITHHOLDING NOTHING, WITHHOLDING NOTHING. MY SOVEREIGN' TRINITY' YOU' ARE MY COVENANT' KEEPER' . I LOVE' YOU' WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING. THANK' YOU', MY SOVEREIGN' TRINITY' FOR LOVING' ME MORE'. IN' CHRIST' AMEN' , AMEN' , AMEN' , . 👑👑🕊📿🦋. 3/4/2019.

  • Reply Patrick McNamara March 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Lots of chord changes and modulations…touching…powerful…

  • Reply Monica Hope March 8, 2019 at 4:14 am

    Such a beautiful song. It is timeless. It is gospel, not hip-hop dance club music with gospel lyrics. This song is calming me on tonight at 11:13pm, as so many things are swirling around me – enough to make someone fall out on the floor from stress! BUT GOD! I'm working on some administrative tasks right now and the YouTube window was open and this song was on auto-pause, so I just pressed it to listen, and this is the 2nd listen. Thank you Richard Smallwood for the best reminder to all of us, in pure words, that all that's good and perfect comes from the Lord. We just need to rest in his assurances and trust Him, in the good times and in the challenging times. Jesus is truly the center of my Joy!

  • Reply Carol Jo Clark March 9, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    I don't care how many times I hear this song, it brings me to tears, God has brought me through homelessness ,and many abusive relationships. I have only Jesus to thank for my life,my lessons and I praise his Holy name Lord id be nothing without you and I mean nothing, Thank you Lord.

  • Reply Twinny Ate March 12, 2019 at 10:17 am

    I'm sorry,^^ that was DOPE!!

  • Reply G. Crawford March 20, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Marvelous and gloriously song in my heart every day. He's my hope for tomorrow my bright and morning star🌟 Richard Smallwood vocals so powerful annointing amen.
    #Thank you sir.
    A Singer's life…

  • Reply Patrice Washington April 1, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    A never-ending joy in a world filled with pain. See you in Heaven💒

  • Reply Debra Turner April 5, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    sharing God's truths at
    www.aftv.org

  • Reply Shanice Barrett April 10, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    When I've lost my direction, you're the compass for my way
    You're the fire and light when nights are long and cold
    In sadness, you are the laughter, that shatters all my fears
    When I'm all alone, your hand is there to hold, ohh
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    You are why I find pleasure in the simple things in life
    You're the music in the meadows and the streams
    The voices of the children, my family, and my home
    You're the source and finish of my highest dreams, woah
    Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    All that's good and perfect comes from you (all that's good and perfect)
    You're the heart of my contentment, hope for all I do
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    Jesus (Jesus), you are (you are) the center (the center) of my joy
    You are everything (Jesus), everything (you are)
    Everything (the center) everything (of my joy)
    You're my joy (Jesus) in my sorrow (you are)
    You're my hope (the center) for tomorrow (of my joy)
    When I'm lonely (Jesus), feel inside (you are)
    You're the lifter (the center) of my head (of my joy)
    You're my music (Jesus), you're my song (you are)
    You're my joy (the center) all day long (of my joy)
    Woah, Jesus, you're the center of my joy
    Of my joy

  • Reply MeMe Flower April 16, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    2019 This has been my testimony since I was a little girl, it has gotten my through the toughest times in my life, because Jesus is what matters to me, HE is the center of my joy, HE's my EVERYTHING. Amen. Thank you LORD.

  • Reply Joseph Wade Paulson April 18, 2019 at 5:54 am

    the song made me smile

  • Reply Pamela Mathews April 23, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Yessss!!!!!!!!!!Thank you Jesus!

  • Reply Gloria Gamble April 23, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    When you think you have no joy…THINK ABOUT JESUS!❤
    ..HE IS JOY…THE CENTER OF IT!

  • Reply Patrice Washington April 26, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    Hallelujah⛪

  • Reply Helena Smalls May 3, 2019 at 11:16 pm

    Thank u ….😇 JESUS!!!

  • Reply Helena Smalls May 3, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    No matter how many say our Lord n Savour Jesus Christ was only a prophet how come anyone who hears this song ..heart is moved n tears flow none stop !!

  • Reply Cleuson Dos Reis May 20, 2019 at 3:31 am

    simplesmente exepeciomal

  • Reply Jordan Smith May 24, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    I was just about to listen to the song it's almost imperative that I point out that Hulk Hogan's real name ain't Hulk Hogan, Tina Turner's real name is not Tina Turner… please Richard get a stage name. Do you know what's the nickname for Richard???? It's Dick!!!
    Dickie Smallwood I mean really come on.

  • Reply Stracie Jones May 28, 2019 at 11:31 am

    very powerful song!!! Hallelujah!!!!

  • Reply Carol Jo Clark May 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

    This song gets me everytime, tears flowing thank you so much Jesus for all I have, and all I don't have, I pray that this song will touch someone's life today,that they will give their life to the Lord,live in Faith and trust Jesus for everything, I am speaking from experience my life has not been the same since I gave my heart and soul to the Lord on May 9TH 2012, Amen giving you all the glory Lord all the glory,I would never have made it this far without you. Amen

  • Reply catherine ezzell-elliott May 30, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Dedicated to Fleet Week 2019 love you

  • Reply Sharon Hennessy May 30, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    Awesome!! Cut beautifully Mr Smallwood in motion.

  • Reply Portia Matthews June 3, 2019 at 5:42 am

    My cuzn sung this song he cudnt touch rev. Smallwood but he wuz close. #singingrunsinmyfamily🙏

  • Reply Giovane & Flávia June 3, 2019 at 11:32 pm

    Brasileiro aqui ?

  • Reply Oh me Oh my June 8, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I heard this song while I was sleeping. It’s 3:45am and I had 2 get up and listen.

  • Reply Jordan A. Goolsby June 8, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    YES❗️This is so beautiful…

  • Reply Guylaine Cognet June 9, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Nice song i'm french

  • Reply Rightwell Msiska June 11, 2019 at 2:04 am

    This was so uplifting. Truly, he is the centre of my joy

  • Reply Radiance Arulsamy June 12, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    One of my "live" favorites. God bless these beautiful people. Some have gone on to glory but that's alright. Love this song from Mr. Smallwood. He makes that piano play praise to God.

  • Reply tia holly June 14, 2019 at 6:48 pm

    JESUS IS THE CENTER OF MY JOY!!!

  • Reply Dawn Baker June 23, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Won't HE Do It?!

  • Reply LaQuita Cashell Horton June 27, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Glory

  • Reply cachondeo19 July 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Heaven!!!

  • Reply The Art of Living Out Loud July 5, 2019 at 4:32 am

    I remember singing this as a kid.

  • Reply ms siren July 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Tears!!!!!

  • Reply 2B88Player July 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Excellence!

  • Reply Kinshasa Brown July 12, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    ❤️2019

  • Reply Timothy Taylor July 15, 2019 at 4:30 am

    My son sang this song a week before his death. We miss you son!!!¡

  • Reply Jackir Nesbitt July 18, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    This song just won't leave me, I sing this song I eat this song I work this song.. this is such a beautiful song keeps me going every day of my life, Richard sir nobody can sing this song like you do. A true man of God… May God bless you sir!

  • Reply MaeKae July 21, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    THE JOY OF THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH! HALELULAH, AMEN!

  • Reply MS. Tiffany July 23, 2019 at 12:43 am

    ❤️

  • Reply Payne Rita July 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Thank you for all you are doing in my life. Yes you are center of my joy.

  • Reply Just Trust August 12, 2019 at 7:25 pm

    The Lion of Judah praise him!

  • Reply Kesh Wills August 16, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Found this gem today. I am so blessed that all the old gospel songs are new to me!!! 🙏

  • Reply Princess Ladychang August 17, 2019 at 9:13 pm

    Jesus you are the compass for my way

  • Reply Moddie Seven August 20, 2019 at 5:28 am

    You are the joy in my sorrow…..I love you Jesus.

  • Reply katoni waller August 22, 2019 at 4:45 am

    Glory! Why u choose me? #totalPraise

  • Reply Valencia Doctot August 24, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Needed to hear this after a very tragically sad incident involving a mother and her 2 innocent adult children, who perished this week. The devil was busy. Prayers to the family and friends.

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