Across the Fields / Walking at Night

from by Jeff Johnson & Sandy Simpson



Across The Fields / Walking At Night
Lead vocal: Sandy Simpson

Across the sky, the clouds move,
Across the fields, the wind,
Across the fields the lost child of my mother wanders.

Across the street, the leaves blow,
Across the trees, birds cry,
Across the mountains, far away, my home must be...

Ak umibais ra mocha tutau a btuch a obengek.
(I wander close to the early morning, the stars accompany me.)

Ngorakiruu, ea buil a medideruurt el ngara tkul a Ngesang.
(And the full moon is scurrying, to and from, on the outskirts of Ngesang.)

A chelitakl ra irechar amelkio ra renguk.
(The songs of yesterdays are speaking to my soul.)

Ma ikel omeroled a mengitak 'I ngara medak,
(And the paths we trod are singing in my eyes.)

I am walking late at night, shadows of walls fall down;
And through the vines I can see moonlight across stream and road.

Songs that I sang before come softly once again,
Shadows of uncounted journeys cross my way.

Wind and snow and heat of years echo in my steps,
Summer nights and blue lightning, storm and travel weariness.

Brown and full of this life I feel myself drawn,
Once more, until my path turns into the dark...

– From the poems "Uber die felder. . ." and "Gehst in der Nacht" by Herman Hesse. Palauan verse by Sandy Simpson / Translated by Teo Kuarte & Angela Simpson.

Music by Sandy Simpson
© 1987 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
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from The Awakening, released March 15, 1986


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Jeff Johnson

ArkMusic recording artist, composer, producer, and Selah worship leader has released numerous solo recordings along with collaborations with Irish flutist, Brian Dunning inspired by Stephen Lawhead's novels and guitarist, Phil Keaggy. View Jeff's complete discography here: ... more

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