This song dropped in as a chant driving home from an acupuncture appointment in which I’d been given a Water Treatment to cool the Fire in my system. Thinking about the quiet power of water and the respect I have for her, I sang this all the way home. It was only later when I recorded it that I discovered that the 4 parts did indeed fit together – and that the top line wanted more words. The first and last verse of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Poem fit beautifully.
O Water, O Water
Middle and High:
Water, O Water
Words from Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Poem The Ocean:
The Ocean has its silent caves,
Deep, quiet, and alone;
Though there be fury on the waves,
Beneath them there is none.
The earth has guilt, the earth has care,
Unquiet are its graves;
But peaceful sleep is ever there,
Beneath the dark blue waves.
JUST THE CHANT: