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Thunderstorm Hymn                Thunderstorm Hymn MP3
(aka Gift of Rain)

See that anvil cloud approaching?
It is looming fierce and dark.
Though the mighty hammer's hidden,
When it strikes you can see the spark!

Chorus:
Son of Earth and men's defender,
Mindful of your friends remain.
Keep us safe from loathsome giants
As you bring this gift of rain.

Comes the storm, a noisy gale,
As the rain arrives in sheets.
Trees bow low in thanks for water;
Hail on crops a rhythm beats.

Chorus

Redbeard's wagon wheels are churning;
Goat hooves clatter 'gainst the skies.
With a crack a tree blows over
For the soil to fertilize.

Chorus

Storm-charged air the raindrops carry;
Rain from Thor is best of all!
Off the storm moves; rain continues,
Softly nourishing Midgard's ball.

Chorus

Lyrics, Tune, Recording: Ana McKee-Schwenke  

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