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Meramec River Poem (Composed by Steve Nagle)

The Meramec River Poem

The Meramec River (Composed by Steve Nagle)

From the fountains of the Ozarks to the Mississippi shore

Ole Meramec River runs free forever more

Let the river flow, let the river flow

Hallelujah!

Let the river flow …

From the mountains of the Ozarks to the Mississippi shore

The people of the River live in legend and in lore

Let the river flow, let the river flow

Hallelujah!

Let the river flow …

The river has many voices, some are weak and some are strong,

If you listen with your heart – you’ll hear the river’s song

Let the river flow, let the river flow,

Hallelujah!

Let the river flow…

Have you found the pearly mussels along the gravel bars

Or spied a little levee that once was trucks and cars?

Have you paddled your canoe in rain and sun and snow

Or gazed upon the river in the valley far below?

Let the river flow, let the river flow

Hallelujah!

Let the river flow…

Does your spirit take wing at the first sign of Spring,

Do you feel redeemed when the little bluebird sings?

Have you seen the Great Blue Heron sailin’ ‘cross the trees

Or touched a hellbender and felt that summer breeze?

Let the River flow, let the river flow,

Hallelujah!

Let the river flow…

The river rocks and the river rolls

The river sings and the river flows

The river gives and the river knows

The river lives – let it save your soul

Hallelujah! Let the river flow

Healing waters for our sons and daughters

Hallelujah! Let the river flow…canoe