The wind is blowing hard.
But from the trees, the sweetest song is coming forth.
A tree sparrow? A song sparrow?
Or not a sparrow at all?
Elsa's favorite hymn has always been 'His Eye is on the Sparrow'. When I was a child, she would play a live version recorded by Mahalia Jackson. The recording was from an outdoor concert that was held on a dark, rainy day. In the pauses of the songs, you could hear the rain splatting all around Mahalia. But still, she sang on.
And in this wind?
The branches bob and twist
And still, the birds sing on.