July 24, 2011

Geb Song

Posted in Geb at 4:37 pm

Geb Song
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Lord, we see You; Lord, we feel You
everywhere that our feet tread.
From one horizon to the other,
You embrace us, Father Geb.

Lord of valleys, lord of mountains,
of the Black Land and the Red,
in Your rising, in Your falling,
hold us close, dear Father Geb.

Ya ta iu ya ta aiu
Ya ta iu ya ya ya
Ya-ya ta iu ya ta aiu
Ya ta iu ya ya ya

Son of Tefnut, husband of Nut,
father of the kingly Gods–
the hillsides rise up, the cliffs rise up
to inspire us with awe.

Lord of mountains, lord of valleys,
master of the fertile plain,
the lands we live on, the lands we love,
may they prosper in Your name!

Ya ta iu ya ta aiu
Ya ta iu ya ya ya
Ya-ya ta iu ya ta aiu
Ya ta iu ya ya ya

Green the fields and green the gardens
as the waters flow and ebb,
encompassed by Your living body.
You sustain us, Father Geb.

From horizon to horizon,
from our birth until life ends,
in Your silence, in Your laughter,
how You move us, Father Geb!
In Your vast grandeur, in Your beauty,
how You move us, Father Geb!


Notes: Written in May 2011.