Tender heart of a baby breath

Hedged around with a thorny kraal

Love came to hear you beat

You said no word when he called

River eyes don’t cry

Healing Angel came like a flood

Boat of your past had no holes

You soared and missed the death to the cloud

By which death would birth life of hopes

River eyes don’t cry

East to west, between the grave pits

You stood wishing you could go straight

When gods couldn’t hear you speak

Nobody was there to close the gate

River eyes don’t cry

Flowers by the way side

Blossom in a winter cold

Strength is the One who has might

To feed the weaker length of His bone

River eyes don’t cry