songs

an early effort at songwriting!

above: an early effort at songwriting!

IN THE SPIRIT OF THIS PLACE

words & music by Sharon Abra Hanen, 2012

performed 

in Concord, Massachusetts by the Voices for the Earth Chorus

Friday, 21 June 2013 on The Old North Bridge, as part of

the Solstice celebration kicking off Riverfest

http://www.emersonumbrella.org/musketaquid/solstice/

and

Saturday, 28 April 2012 at the River Ceremony celebrating Musketaquid Earth Day

http://www.emersonumbrella.org/musketaquid/earth-day/

*

In the spirit of this place

we turn together

and we face

the breath in us

now on the wind

carries on

In the spirit of this place

we turn together

and we face

there is no one

but the one

of us all

We lift our hearts beyond

the shores of our little pond

the riverbanks are the vessels

of our flow

In the spirit of this place

we turn together

and we face

the life of water,

wind, and earth

is our care

In the spirit of this place

we turn together

and we face

what we have

is the love

we all share

 *

LET LOVE FLOW LIKE WATER

(a pairing with chorus of  the powerful traditional spiritual WADE IN THE WATER; written for the Voice for the Earth Chorus’ performance at the River Ceremony celebrating Earth Day 2011 (10 am Saturday April 30, 2011; Concord, MA: http://www.emersonumbrella.org/musketaquid/earth-day/)

new lyrics by Sharon Abra Hanen

Wade in the water

Wade in the water, children

Wade in the water

God’s gonna trouble the water


Peace grows love

Love feeds the earth

Let love flow

Like water

Each spring brings

A new rebirth

Let love flow

Like water

Wade in the water

Wade in the water, children

Wade in the water

God’s gonna trouble the water


In the wind

The trees all dance

Let love flow

Like water

Make a change,

And take a chance

Let love flow

Like water

Wade in the water

Wade in the water, children

Wade in the water

God’s gonna trouble the water


Stars above

And earth below

Let love flow

Like water

[softly]

Peace grows love

Love feeds the earth

Let love flow

Like water

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