The One Behind All Sacred Names

by Boundless Gratitude

Released 2019
Peace Jungle
Released 2019
Peace Jungle
Musical storytelling from the heart of the Peace Jungle.
  • 05:00 Story Lyrics The One Behind All Sacred Names

    Thanks to the One behind all sacred names

    For life beyond both birth and death

    For air that I call Daddy Sky

    Who fills my lungs with every breath

    For home that I call Mama Earth

    Who gives me everything I need

    For ancient names like Amen Ra

    Who guide my every word and deed

     

    Chorus:

    For the rising of the sun

    And the flowing of the waters

    Mothers and fathers

    All their sons and all their daughters

    Gorgeous mamamountains

    Sparkling sister rivers

    Giant daddythunderclouds

    Gentle babybreezes

    Sweetly scented flowers

    Unexpected sneezes

    Thanks to the One

    Behind all sacred names

     

    Thank you Orisha Obatala

    For mountain snowcap inspiration

    Thank you Orisha Ogun

    For iron-willed determination

    Thanks Orisha Yemanja

    For life arisingfrom the sea

    And thank you Orisha Esu

    For rocking our complacency

     

    Chorus

     

    Alhamdulillah wa salaAllahu

    Ala Rahmatul Alameen

    Kyrie Eleison et

    Deo Gratias

    Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Rama,

    Krishna, Buddha, too

    Far too many names to count

    We thank the One in all of you

     

    Chorus

     

    My hands and my feet

    Sing “thank you”

    The thoughts in my mind

    Sing “thank you”

    The love in my heart

    Sings “thank you”

    To the One behind

    All sacred names

     

    For winds from North,

    South, East, and West

    For every bird in every nest

    For every twinkling star

    In each and every evening sky

    Thanks to the One

    Behind allsacred names

     

    Thanks to the One

    Behind all sacred names

     

    Thanks to the One

    Behind allsacred names

     

    Thanks to the One

    Behind all sacred names

     

    Thanks to the One

    Behind all sacred names

NOTES
This song started out as a personal prayer, "Thank You God," back in 2003, and was originally released on my "Storming the Castle" CD in 2007. Like all of my songs, it's an ongoing work in progress. This song in particular continues to grow for me like a beautiful tree out of what I vividly remember as one of my mother's most beautiful sayings, "The more Names you can call for God, the better."