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Thread #36629   Message #1385495
Posted By: Azizi
22-Jan-05 - 05:37 PM
Thread Name: Back of Bus Songs
Subject: RE: Back of Bus Songs

Would you please post the words to "The Wise Man Built His House Upon
The Rock"?

When I read that title I got this vague memory of a song we sang at Sunday school in New Jersey, USA in the 1950s with hand motions..something like:

Oh the- wise man built his house upon the rock
house upon the rock house upon the rock
the wise man built his house upon the rock
{but the foolish man built on the sand}???

Then the -water came and sweep away the sand
swep away the sand
swep away the sand
the water came up and swep away the sand
built the rock house it still stands...

The song went something like that..because I lived in Atlantic City, New Jersey near the ocean I could really imagine that happening...though we didn't have any mountains or rocks big enough to build a house on..but that was a minor point in my mind...

What I focused on was the water sweeping away houses...maybe unconsciously that's why I moved to the Allegheny mountains of Pittsburgh...


And my prayers for all who are still suffering the tragedy of the tsunami...{which this innocent little song also made me think of}...

Anyway, I'd appreciate knowing if the song you mentioned is the same or similar to the one that I thought of when I read your list.

Ms Azizi {I'm adding Ms. sometimecause I understand some people thought I am a Mr ;o)