O HEALING RIVER

As we complete our focus on water, and move towards week three where the theme changes to the ‘face of climate change (see image) we hear a new scripture, from Isaiah 24:4 – 6

The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the exalted of the earth languish. The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the  statutes and broken the everlasting  covenant.

Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.

Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.

As a reflection I hope you will enjoy a folk version of a hymn, now quite popular in the Canadian church:

O healing river, send down your waters,

send down your waters upon this land.

O healing river, send down your waters,

and wash the blood from off the sand.

 

This land is parching, this land is burning,

no seed is growing in the barren ground.

O healing river, send down your waters,

O healing river, send your waters down.

 

Let the seed of freedom awake and flourish,

let the deep roots nourish, let the tall stalks rise.

O healing river, send down your waters,

O healing river, from out of the skies.

Enjoy, Ken Gray+

p.s. a nice choral version is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiHXEmsk-0U

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