Chan Fang​-​sheng (Sailing Homeward)

from by Jeff Johnson & Sandy Simpson



Chan Fang-Sheng (Sailing Homeward)
– 4th century Chinese poem translated by Arthur Waley
Voice of the Young Traveler: Michelle Mariana

Cliffs that rise a thousand feet without a break,
Lake that stretches a hundred miles without a wave,
Sands that are white through all the year without a stain,
Pin-tree woods, winter and summer, ever-green.

Streams that for ever flow and flow without a pause,
Trees that for twenty thousand years your vows have kept,
You have suddenly healed the pain of a traveler's heart,
And moved his brush to write a new song.

By Jeff Johnson & Sandy Simpson
© 1982 Sola Scriptura Songs (BMI)
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from Through The Door, released March 15, 1982


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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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