Through famine, flood and choking mud
the ancient river flows,
bringing life and death,
transporting friend and foe.

To build their cities by its banks
the hopeful people chose.
Fortify the walls - the fortress grows.
Secure within the confiness of the stone,
but what awaited them they couldn't have known.

Healing waters of the Tigris,
ever-flowing and all-knowing.
Healing waters of the Tigris
washing over me.

612 BC: the Tigris floods and builds in turbulence.
Pagan land of Nineveh, self-righteous over confidence.
The rising torrent crushed stone
and the courses on its way.

God's judgment on that fateful day,
a terrible price to pay.
The greatest city of all, Nineveh,
with a towering city wall.
The awesome power of the swollen river Tigris
caused that massive city to fall.

Healing waters of the Tigris,
ever-flowing and all-knowing.
Living water of Jehovah,
balm of Gilead.


Lyrics submitted by Octavarium64

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