Ancient Mother


There is a four line song called "Ancient Mother" which some of you may be familiar with.  Here are the words:

Ancient Mother, I hear you calling,
Ancient Mother, I hear your song.
Ancient Mother, I hear your laughter,
Ancient Mother, I taste your tears.


The melody is hauntingly beautiful, and when sung in a chorus it is stunningly powerful.  If you click here, which takes you to Amazon.com's page for the Ancient Mother CD, you can hear a small clip of it (unfortunately it is a *very* small clip and does not do justice to the  gorgeous arrangement of layers of harmony and chant, but it may give you some idea of part of the melody).

When I first discovered this song, every time I would listen to it or sing it I felt that there should be more than just four lines.  So I wrote some additional verses.

Here is the complete version.



Ancient Mother, I hear you calling,
Ancient Mother, I hear your song.
Ancient Mother, I hear your laughter,
Ancient Mother, I taste your tears.

Ancient Mother, you guide my footsteps,
Ancient Mother, you ease my fears.
Ancient Mother, you hear my questions,
Ancient Mother, you heal my wounds.

Ancient Mother, you hear me calling,
Ancient Mother, you hear my song.
Ancient Mother, you hear my laughter,
Ancient Mother, you taste my tears.

In your arms I know my safety,
In your heart I find my song.
In your voice I hear my wisdom,
In your love I find my joy.

Ancient Mother, I hear you calling,
Ancient Mother, I hear your song.
Ancient Mother, I hear your laughter,
Ancient Mother, I taste your tears.




Blessings.






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