1. Distant Hill

From the recording Underneath the Florida Moon

On a long, long trip back to Florida, just at the Western boundary, I saw a sunlit hill and knew I'd soon be home.


I have set my sights
On that distant hill
Where the bright sunlight
Will warm me
But this river is wider
Than my life is long
The water is deep
The current is strong
And, though I am weary
I must go on
Where my father has traveled
Before me
I will make my way
To that distant hill
And wait for you
To join me
For this journey is over
Our sorrow ends
In the bright sunlight
A new journey begins
And in my comfort
A circle of friends
Will gather all around me