The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #46093   Message #685021
Posted By: Jim Dixon
07-Apr-02 - 02:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Long Chain On (from Peter Paul & Mary)
Subject: Lyr Add: RIVER OF JORDAN (Peter Yarrow)
Copied from http://www.peterpaulandmary.com/music/f-18-15.htm

RIVER OF JORDAN
(Peter Yarrow- ©1972 Mary Beth Music, ASCAP)

I traveled the banks of the River of Jordan to find where it flows to the sea.
I looked in the eyes of the cold and the hungry and I saw I was looking at me.
I wanted to know if life had a purpose and what it all means in the end.
In the silence, I listened to voices inside me, and they told me again and again:

There is only one river. There is only one sea.
And it flows through you, and it flows through me.
There is only one people. We are one and the same.
We are all one spirit. We are all one name.
We are the father, mother, daughter, and son.
From the dawn of creation, we are one.
We are one.

Every blade of grass on the mountain, every drop in the sea,
Every cry of a newborn baby, every prayer to be free,
Every hope at the end of a rainbow, every song ever sung,
Is a part of the family of woman and man, and that means everyone.

We are only one river. We are only one sea.
And it flows through you, and it flows through me.
We are only one people. We are one and the same.
We are all one spirit. We are all one name.
We are the father, mother, daughter, and son
From the dawn of creation, we are one.
We are one.