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fulurum Origins: Crossing the Water (Bill Staines) (22) Lyr Add: CROSSING THE WATERS (Bill Staines) 19 Sep 00

(Bill Staines)

CHORUS: We are crossing the waters our whole lives through.
We are making a passage straight and true.
Every heart is a vessel. Every dream is a light,
Shining through the darkness of the blackest night.

Well, there is no shallow water, and naught but love to keep
Us safely from the dangers and the devils of the deep,
But with every breath within us, we search forever more,
To find some peaceful harbor on that far-off shore.

CHORUS: We are crossing....

For some, it is a glory. For some, it is a game.
For some, it is a story filled with emptiness and pain.
But rising winds in chorus, we search for steady ground.
There is only that before us. There can be no turning 'round.

CHORUS: We are crossing....

Oh, there is no other journey that will ever be the same,
No second-chance horizon that will call you by your name,
So when the welling waves wash o'er you and the stormy winds they drive,
Give your heart a song. Sing it loud and long. Keep your dreams alive.


Written by Bill Staines. Lyrics from his "GOING TO THE WEST" CD RHRCD56

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