Translated by Famos Amos Bey

1. As an altered earth
Sighs after the water of heaven, 
We call the rose
Of thy grace, Emmanuel!
 
Chorus
Fresh, fresh roses, 
Descend on us all! 
O divine waves, 
Come, water us!
 
2. Descend, Oh abundant rain, 
Flow in our hearts, 
Give to the languid soul
A new freshness.
 
3. Do not let anything dry in us
That is not fertilized; 
That the most eager heart
Is fully sprinkled!
 
4. Yes, let the deserts flourish
Under your beneficent waters; 
Let dry places reveal
And bear new fruit.

- Song Of Hope 161 (Translated from Haitian French Song Book)

 
 

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