Friday, December 12, 2008

The Great Storm Is Over

By Bob Franke
Rise Up Singing chapter: Hope, p.116
Verse: D - G D / GA D G D / - - G A / GA Bm G A
Chorus: D - A Bm / D G A - :// (in D)

I have to admit, I'm not really sure what this song is about. I guess that's why it's in the chapter Hope. A lot of hopeful imagery, but no specific subject matter.

Update: A helpful commenter (on youTube) posted this a few months ago:
"basically the song is about the end times. A lot of the imagery is from either the Book of Isaiah or the Book of Revelation. I hadn't gotten the symbolism about the mother in the song representing the Church, though. Neat!"


The thunder and lightning gave voice to the night
The little lame child cried alound in her fright
(alt: "The little small child cried alound in her fright" but that's redundant.)
Hush little baby, a story I'll tell
Of a love that has vanquished the powers of hell

Alleluia, the great storm is over
Lift up your wings and fly

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