That Quiet Place

1984 Sarah Pirtle

 

I first heard this lovely song sung by my daughter Christina Muir in 1992. I learned it on the spot. The whale is just one of the many species which is threatened with extinction within my lifetime, but many creatures need our concern. I hope we all do what we can to preserve a quiet place, a home where each one can survive and thrive before it's too late. Thanks to Sarah Pirtle's song we can sing one of them home. (AMM)

 

 

Sometimes I feel like I am a whale

Guns and harpoons are closing on me

Trying to keep me from my home.

 

Chorus:

In that quiet place where nothing can harm you

In that quiet place we carry inside the heart of the world,

Heart of the world.

 

Sometimes I hope that there is an ocean

Hold her big arms open to me

And she whispers "You can rest."

 

Sometimes I hope that there is a whale

Calling me out to ride on her back

And we go rolling high and low.

 

 

 

That Quiet Place is recorded on the album Language of the Heart