Humble

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Humble

One of my favorite harmony songs of all time. I created this arrangement with four tight-knit, crossing vocal parts that layer on with each verse. This wonderful song is in the public domain and has travelled through many circles and traditions with many variations.

Composer & Copyright

Public domain. Arrangement copyright Lisa G. Littlebird.

Recording

This recording is by Lisa G. Littlebird.

Lyrics

Humble yourself to the sound of the water
You gotta bend down low and
Humble yourself to the sound of the water
You gotta know what it knows

Chorus:

And we will lift each other up
Higher and higher
We will lift each other up

Humble yourself to force of the sun
You gotta bend down low and
Humble yourself to the force of the sun
You gotta see what he shows

Humble yourself to the light of the moon
You gotta bend down low and
Humble yourself to the light of the moon
You gotta shine in her glow

Humble yourself to the spirit of the forest
You gotta bend down low and
Humble yourself to the spirit of the forest
Don’t be afraid to let go

Humble yourself to the spirit of the land
You gotta bend down low and
Humble yourself to the spirit of the land
Don’t be afraid to let go

1Comment
  • Karla Goettel
    Posted at 23:21h, 13 June Reply

    I LOVE the colors in this song! It’s so good to hear it again. This made my day! XXOO

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