We thought we needed to share this basic “live-off-the-floor” recording of a song written by Gord Johnson for the season of Lent. Led by Gord (in the company of Larry Campbell, and a congregation of 220 voices) on the fourth Sunday of Lent, the song picks up on the connection between the forty days of Lent and the forty years the freed Hebrew slaves spent in the Sinai Desert.
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Forty years out in the desert Forty years a wandering Up ahead there’s milk and honey Time to end this suffering Oh, we are your people Oh, Lord hear our cry
We recall when we were captive Worked our fingers down to the bone We cried out, “Lord, see our suffering” You cried back, “you’re not alone”
When you meet, when you remember Think of all the Lord has done Once alone, stuck in the desert (He) called you out, gave you a home (words and music © Gord Johnson)