Folk ballad

The River


They say there’s a river we all have to cross
We all carry burdens; there ain't no gain without loss
They say there’s an island everyone has to find
Out there in the river that turns from water to wine

They say there’s a journey we all take in time
They say there’s a mountain everyone has to climb
From high on that mountain, we see the pathways unwind
Right down to the river that turns from water to wine

Chorus
Take me to the river, this barren desert is dry
I’m climbing my mountain, I’m reaching up for the sky
Help me find my island, and there my burden lay down
Take me to the river that turns from water to wine

They say we are spirit; we’re just passing through
And love like a river will cleanse, refresh and renew
For love is a spirit that lives and will outlast time
Take me to the river that turns from water to wine
Chorus