Lady River
© 1996 Linda Allen

Lady River

When your back is breaking and your heart is sore
Take it down to the Lady River
When the light is fading through the closing door
Take it down to the Lady River
And she'll take you home to the place you've known
In the arms of the holy life-giver
And she'll leave you dancing on her silver shore
Take it down to the Lady River

Take it down, take it down
Take it down to the Lady River
Take it down, take it down
Take it down to the Lady River

Do you barely whisper when you say your name?
Take it down to the Lady River
Through the traffic trumpets and the TV games
Take it down to the Lady River
And you'll hear her calling, and your soul will shout
And your voice, like a lover will shiver
And she'll leave you laughing on her golden shore
Take it down to the Lady River

Take the lady's hand and she will carry you
Take it down to the Lady River
And her healing waters will encircle you
Take it down to the Lady River
You may follow Allah, you may follow Zen
There's a path only you can discover
You'll see Jesus dancing in the pale moon light
He's a friend of the Lady River