"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


every little thing i know to do

This has been the perfect song for my first week home:

I have wandered from my home,
My lips are dry, my feet are worn
My eyes are blinded by the dust clouds in the road
But I’m looking for a day when the rain will come and pour
My hope is in the bounty of the Lord

And I’ve traveled far away like a reckless running train
Bound nowhere, racin’ in the night
Now I’m gathered in the hands that fall in that old land
I am resting in the bounty of the Lord
Yeah, I am resting in the bounty of the Lord

And I can hear the people singing, and the sound of tambourinin’
Every member of my distant family
It’s a place that I believe in even though I’ve never seen it
I’m believing in the bounty of the Lord
Yeah, I’m believing in the bounty of the Lord
My hope is in the bounty of the Lord.

It's off the fantastic Live at St. Andrew's album from Caroline Herring and Claire Holley. "In the Bounty of the Lord" is Holley's song. You can listen to the MP3 here, or to the original recording of the song here.
(Thanks to my darling sister for the tip, and for pointing out that the song is so beautiful that it almost makes up for turning tambourine" into an atrocious verb.)


Anonymous Sister said...

Hey, thanks for the shout out. But the line is "I'm gathered in the hands that formed the meadowland," not "that fall in that old land."
At least that's my listened-to-it-a-gazillion-times-and-think-it's-a-better-image-anyway-educated opinion. Love you!

Friday, June 09, 2006 12:31:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Well aren't we awake early?

I listened to that part about twenty times and decided otherwise. The meadowland interpretation was my initial impression, but I don't think so.

Then again yours makes more sense...

Friday, June 09, 2006 10:52:00 AM

Blogger SpookyRach said...

...have you always been from Floydada or is that something new on the masthead?

I know where that is. I could even walk there if I really had to.

Friday, June 09, 2006 12:03:00 PM

Anonymous Sister said...

No, we went to bed late. I posted that about 1 AM, thank you very much!

Friday, June 09, 2006 12:16:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Floydada's always been there. It is, technically speaking, home sweet home, but I haven't lived there in a long, long time.

Friday, June 09, 2006 2:28:00 PM


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