“Ishkana” – in Pearl River, Choctaw

Written by Daniel Becton during Project Ubuntu Week 19 in Choctaw, Mississippi
Performed with Carol Styron and Kirsten Barth

Time is only a flood, and forever isn’t ever enough
I gotta fill my body with your blood
My mind is opened up, but being clever isn’t ever enough
I gotta fill my body with your love

“Holitopa” your song for sin, let me be the instrument

I don’t know where I’ll go, so like a river let me flow
I gotta fill my bones with your hope
The Great Spirit is above and below,
You’re the life in everything that grows, you’re “amafo”

“Holitopa” your song for sin, let me be the instrument

So I’m gonna use my time and skill
To do whatever is your will, but if I stumble will you hold me still?
God says, “‘Ishkana,’ you know I will”

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