Sioux Prayer

Instrumentation/Voicing: 
SAB a cappella; also available as SSA

The Medicine Wheel is a symbol that incorporates the four directions. Its spokes point east, south, west, and north. "Sioux Prayer" is a calling on the on the spirits of the sky, the earth and the four directions. Accessible to youth and beginning choirs. SSA version available for children's choirs.

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Order Sheet Music
Catalog Number: 
VMP010
Duration: 
1:30
Total Pages: 
3
Commissioned By: 
University Baptist Church, Seattle
Performances: 

Most recent: St. Paul Conservatory Children's Choir Festival; Aaron Humble, cond.

Text
Text Author or Source: 
Traditional Lakota Sioux
Language: 
English (source unknown)
Text: 

O our Father, the Sky, hear us
and make us strong.
O our Mother, the Earth, hear us
and give us support.

O Spirit of the East,
send us your Wisdom.

O Spirit of the South,
may we tread your path of life.

O Spirit of the West,
may we always be ready for the long journey.

O Spirit of the North, purify us
with your cleansing winds