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Squire Parsons Recovering After Health Scare
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Singer/songwriter and Gaither Homecoming friend Squire Parsons is recovering from a health scare on Sunday, July 5, as reported by his son Sam on Facebook. Just after performing a song at a church service, Squire sat down in a pew and then lost consciousness. In a wonderful Godwink, some EMTs were present at the service, having taken the morning off to hear Squire. Sam posted this following the day's events:

"Dear friends, it has been a long day! Forgive us for the delay in news about my dad. This morning, my father was in services Marion, North Carolina, and after singing he lost consciousness sitting in pew! Thanks to EMT workers who decided to take morning off to hear Dad ... they were there to save him, and they had to perform CPR twice! They took him to hospital where they are running more tests. They do not know if it was a heart attack, though. All tests so far have been great. Thank you all for your prayers and concern! I’ve talked with him and he is doing good, just a little sore. Please continue to pray for him. God is definitely in control; we can see His mighty hand thru this whole process starting with those precious EMT workers who decided to go hear Dad this morning and also my awesome nephews, Cameron and Philip, for being there thru it all! They are a God send! Will do another update when we hear more. Thank you again and please keep praying."

This update was posted Monday afternoon, July 6:

"Dad is going home today! PRAISE THE LORD!!! They will be monitoring his heart for 30 days. Just got off the phone with him ... he's in great spirits! Just bragging on everyone at hospital and of course the EMT workers and Cameron and Dennis! Thank you all again! God is in control!"

Squire is a prolific songwriter who has penned more than 1,000 songs (including the favorite "Sweet Beulah Land") and has won many awards throughout his career, both for singing and writing. He continues to share the gospel in song despite health troubles in recent years, including pneumonia, a chronic myelogenous leukemia diagnosis in 2010, and a mild heart attack in 2012.