Softly,oh,so softly calling whispered
on the four winds blowing,
hear the prayers of the Elders
asking for peace for their people.
Gently, oh, so gently spoken,
teaching stories of the grandmothers,
kept with tender loving care passed on
to their grandchildren forever.
Tenderly, oh, so tenderly
young mother cradles her new infant,
sweet joy for the whole village
another generation for living.
Wisely, oh, so wisely
all the healers gather knowledge,
herbs, plants, and animal magic
kept for the people through the ages.
Lovingly, oh, so lovingly
warriors guard their kin,
with all that is within their hearts,
their souls, even life they gladly give.
Peacefully, oh, so peacefully
the children are playing
learning as they grow,
each lesson they live through makes them stronger and wiser.
Strongly, oh, so strongly
the story fire calls to them,
bringing all together
the reasons why we live sharing little pleasures given everyday.
your people are so thankful,
for Mother Earth and all You, gave for Your children to survive,
our voices we lift in prayer our bodies swaying in the dances.
Today, yesterday, and tomorrow
we walk the way You, have given,
our lives made better
by the love You gave us!