Sunday musical offering

This song was composed by members of the women’s vocal quartet VIDA and recorded on their 2010 album, In Bloom. The song was inspired by stories of Sudanese basket weavers struggling for survival during a time of drought and famine. It was arranged for choir by Matthew Culloton.

Ease my spirit, ease my soul
Please free my hands from this barren soil
Ease my mother, ease my child
Earth and sky be reconciled

Rain, rain, rain

Weave, my mother, weave, my child
Weave your baskets of rushes wild

Out of heat, under sun
Comes the hunger to every one
Famine’s teeth, famine’s claw
On the sands of Africa

Rain, rain, rain

2 Responses to Sunday musical offering

  1. Thank you for another Sunday of sweet music. 🙂

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