Monday, 28 January 2008

Down To The River To Pray:Alison Krauss


Yesterday, i visited Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade ( Portneuf, Québec, Canada) ,
a place so famous for ice-fishing.
It was a new experience for me to drive on the river.
But another wonder co-occured.
As we were on the river,riding slow on the ice bed,
the car radio sang a beautiful melody.
Its verses grew upon me so quick... even without my notice.
it`s two lines reverbed in my mind....

`Let's go down, come on down,
............................................
Down in the river to pray.`

...and i was on the river, in all reality.

Later back at home, i heard an elder férer singing the same tune in his magestic french intonation.
So i hit the keybord and found out the song and here it is......

It`s Alison Krauss`s ``Down To The River To Pray``



lyrics:

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the starry crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O sisters let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
O sisters let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

As I went down in the river to pray
Studying about that good old way
And who shall wear the robe and crown
Good Lord, show me the way !

O brothers let's go down,
Let's go down, come on down,
Come on brothers let's go down,
Down in the river to pray.

(- O fathers, O mothers, O sinners-)
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(photo credit: EL ROSARINO)

1 comment:

my little world said...

Hinds' Feet on High Places By Hannah Hurnard

come, oh come let us away lower and lower every day. from the hights we leap and flow to the valleys down below always answering to the the call to the lowest place place of all