The River is Flowing

(Lindie Lila on “Return Of The Goddess: Sacred Chants For Women”

The river is flowing
Flowing and growing
The river is flowing
Down to the sea

Mother carry me
Your child I will always be
Mother carry me
Down to the sea

(sung 5x)

Down to the sea

(sung 3x)


Sheet Music: 

Spanish Translation:

El río está fluyendo
Fluyendo y creciendo
El río está fluyendo
Hasta la mar

Madre llevame
tu hijo/hija siempre yo sere
Madre llevame
hasta la mar


Want to use this in a water theme ritual

hijo = son

hija = daughter




“The River Is Flowing” was a chant written in the 1970s by Sun Bear, a member of the Chippewa Tribe. He was born in the White Earth Reservation in the North of the United States on 31 August 1926 and died on 19 June 1992 at the age of 66 in Spokane, Washington. – Additional verses were added by E. Barrie Kavash in her 2005 novel “Sacred Cave” which is set in North America’s prehistoric southeast. Beginning as small stream, the river begins its journey from the hills, where water is so clean, cold and pure. Joined by other tributaries and keeps growing in size. Flowing over spillways, and getting calmer, keeps on flowing through the plains and ultimately ends journey into sea as sun goes below the horizon. It is the cycle of life. The population explosion and pollution has degraded our environment. The India and Pakistan has many beautiful rivers originating from Himalayas. The global warming is posing a continuous threat to the glaciers receding at alarming speed. Rivers are our source of Life. We must work together to keep them clean and protect them. The Song goes like this: The River is flowing Flowing and growing The River is flowing Back to the Sea Mother Earth carry me A Child I will always be Mother Earth carry me Back to the Sea

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