Riverbed – a song by Patrick Mureithi


by Patrick Mureithi

It followed me from evening to morning
chased me through the seasons of the day
chipped away my weapons and defenses
till unto my brother I did say
“Pray for my soul it has grown weary
heavy is the armor over me
it’s not the hand of man to reach and save me
but the hand that loves eternally”

Find me in the morning
awaiting for you to say
“I am but an empty earthen vessel
keen me to your guidance Lord I pray”
Yes, the admonition is to listen
though the summer fields turn to snow
trust me my child, my precious darling
we are never ever alone

Hold this firm from evening to morning
though may tribulation come your way
in the hills is where you’ll find your power
among the trees and riverbed I say
Hold this firm from evening to morning
though may tribulation come your way
in the hills is where you’ll find your power
among the trees and riverbed I say

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Patrick Mureithi is a documentary filmmaker, musician and public speaker. He has produced, filmed and edited “ICYIZERE:hope,” a feature-length documentary about a gathering of 10 survivors and 10 perpetrators of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, as they learn about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and go through a series of group exercises that are designed to build trust. His most recent documentary, “Kenya: Until Hope is Found,” was inspired by his experience in Rwanda. It is a film about forgiveness and reconciliation after the 2007/8 Post-Election Violence that left more than 1,200 dead and 500,000 displaced from their homes. Before he passed away, film critic Roger Ebert called “Kenya: Until Hope is Found” “an urgent documentary by a filmmaker I admire.”

After more than a decade-long hiatus due to an arm injury, Patrick has reentered the music world with his 10-song debut album, This I Believe. It is a melange of Delta blues, folk, reggae, and hip-hop, with songs that range from hopeful to forlorn to whimsical, all deeply spiritual. Ten songs, written over the past decade, feature Patrick playing acoustic guitar, slide guitar and ukulele.”

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