July 24, 2011

Song for Yinepu

Posted in Yinepu at 4:19 pm

Song for Yinepu
© 2011 Natalie Baan

Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!
Take our hands and guide us down this road we’re on.
Stay with us and guard us till the break of dawn.
Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!

Where the desert meets the black land,
Where the mountains kiss the river,
You come singing in the twilight,
You come dancing beneath the moon.
You who tend the flesh of Wesir,
Tend my heart and soul and body.
Smile for me, embrace me sweetly,
Open me so that I might live!

Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!
Your gentle touch brings comfort in the dark of night.
Set Your hand upon the scales to make things right.
Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!

Jackal of the western skyline,
Calling from the edge of nightfall,
Holy child, Your cry is piercing,
Awaking us to the mystery.
Feel my heartbeat leap like fire.
I have lived–may I live again,
Purified of pain and sadness!
Open me so that I might live!

Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!
Take our hands and guide us down this road we’re on.
Stay with us and guard us till the break of dawn.
Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!
Yinepu upon Your mountain, come to us!
Lord of the embalming tent, be kind to us!


Notes: Written in September 2009.