The Songs That People Sing

 

Listen to the songs all peoples sing,
The ones learnt at a mother’s knee,
Hark the solemn message that they bring.

Listen, though heralding bells don’t ring
For songs that call for people to be free.
Listen to the songs all peoples sing.

Though sometime in dismay our hands we wring,
Listen for nuances very hard to see.
Hark the solemn message that they bring.

It’s unwise to our old notions firmly cling
Against strong words that make another plea.
Listen to the songs all peoples sing.

And when strangers reach our land by wing
Or sailing o’er a wide and treacherous sea,
Hark the solemn message that they bring.

It can be a wonderful and beauteous thing
Harmonising melodies him, me and thee.
Hark the solemn message that they bring,
Listen to the songs all peoples sing.

 

 

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~ by Anne Powles on March 28, 2018.

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