The Valley
 by Jane Siberry 
arr. Beth Hanson

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presented here by the Elektra Women’s Choir

I live in the hills, you live in the valleys

And all that you know are these blackbirds

You rise every morning

Wondering “what in the world will the world bring today?”

Will it bring you joy or will it take it away?

And every step you take is guided by the love of the light on the land

and the blackbird's cry

You will walk, you will walk

You will walk in good company

The valley is dark - the burgeoning holding

The stillness obscured by their judging

You walk through the shadows - uncertain and surely hurting

Deserted by the blackbirds and the staccato of the staff

And though you trust the light towards which you wend your way

Sometimes you feel all that you wanted has been taken away.

You will walk, you will walk

You will walk in good company

I love the best in you - you love the best in me

though it’s not always easy, lovely? lonely?

We will walk, we will walk

We will walk in good company

The Shepherd upright and flowing - you see.

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