The Rhythm and the River

by Pete Brazier

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This is a track I wrote about a year ago in Deganwy, but only recently got round to recording it. (Remixed and updated Feb 28th 2016)


How I long for the cool, cool river of your love;
Water running over rocks to make them smooth,
And the rocks become a rhythm like a groove,
And the rhythm is the thing that makes us move.

All along, we saw hearts half broken in the stream;
There were jagged edges cutting as we go,
And they're seeking love that some may never know,
And they carry wounds we make them scared to show.

Roll down, O river flow;
We are seeking, o let us know.
In the stream there's a rhythm running through,
May our spirits dance along with you.

Every hymn that denies the damaged soul a place to sing,
Must be quiet as we find a space to break,
And the water on the rocks becomes a lake;
May we never let our gathering be fake.

Go out and seek the lost;
Find the broken at any cost.
In the streets of the city and the lanes,
May your love fall down on us like rain.

Instrumental verse, Repeat Verse 1, Chorus 1, Chorus 2


released August 9, 2015




Pete Brazier Thornbury, UK

I am a singer/songwriter/youthworker/artist/prophet kind of guy. I’ve been writing songs since the age of 4 and recording since the age of 16. I am a minister in the British Methodist Church.

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